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3/13/01 - Apple's Software Licensing department send us a letter which states we must stop distributing older Macintosh OS System Software. We have complied and done this.

No older Macintosh System Software is available any more from The Mac 512 User Group or

As a convenience to our user group members we have a few pointers to other web sites which (I guess) can distribute them. Most of these web sites are outside of the U.S.

Please use this list as a reference point. I do not know of any place that will let you download older System Software except for the two Universities listed below for those version only.

Thank s for understanding.

**** 99% of the System Software available on the net for Older Macs was originally downloaded from this site! We are proud of providing the first versions to System .85, 3.1.1 & 6.0.1 to the Internet to keep your older Macs working!

Apple's Policy for distributing System Software is whomever they let distribute it. This means no individual, user group or company can without their permission. User groups used to be able to distribute System Software.

I think the number of web sites not affiliated with Apple posting older System Software prompted Apple Computer, Inc. to have this stance. They have not provided to me any details. The final outcome is Apple Computer, Inc. deciding to eliminate older System Software from any distribution anywhere.

Unfortunately you the older Mac collector has lost. Thanks to these renegade web sites!

If you are using a PC... | If you are using a newer Macintosh... | How to make a usable disk...

*** Looking for information on using the System Software Installer application? Click here to learn how...

System Enabler Software

Color Classic Pack - Includes:

Guided Tours

These show you how to use your Mac and the mouse, some of the earlier tours originally came with an audio cassette.

A big thanks to Walt for suggesting this and for the G.T. SE image!

System Software (a listing of what was available and if any are still available from other sources.)
Note: All available files listed below are from external sources, and not from or The Mac 512 User Group. Please scan any images downloaded from these sites for viruses before using them.

Software available from the Apple Software Center at (800) 293-6617.

These can be ordered by calling the Apple Store at 800- MYAPPLE (800-692-7753):

International System Software updates directly from Apple Software Updates Site

Macintosh 128K, 512K, 512Ke, Plus, SE (v2.0 and later); Macintosh II (v2.0 and later)
A Mac SE and Mac Classic can run versions .85 - 1.1 as well, just be prepared to repair your internal hard drive. I don't recommend this.)

Macintosh 128K , 512K, 512Ke, Plus, SE, SE FDHD, Classic; Macintosh II, IIx (v6.0.1 and later)

Note: All of the components which make up System 6.0.x are pretty much the same. So if you download the System 6.0.6 disk, and move the System 6.0.6 file and Finder 6.1.6 file with the components from the System 6.0.8 disk. It will work just fine. Just a tip so you can use all of the System 6 utilities from one disk set with all other versions of System 6.

Macintosh Plus, SE, SE FDHD, SE/30; Macintosh II, IIx, IIci, IIcx, IIfx (v6.0.5 and later); Mac Portable (v6.0.4 and later)

Macintosh Plus, SE, SE FDHD, SE/30, Classic; Macintosh II, IIx, IIci, IIcx, IIsi, IIfx; LC I; Mac Portable

Macintosh Plus, SE, SE FDHD, SE/30, Classic, Classic II; Macintosh II, IIx, IIci, IIcx, IIsi, IIfx; LC I, II; Mac Portable; PowerBook 100, 140, 145, 170; Quadra 700, 900, 950

Macintosh SE FDHD, SE/30, Classic, Classic II; Macintosh II (w/1.44MB drive), IIx (w/1.44MB drive), IIci, IIcx, IIsi, IIfx; Centris 610, 650 ,660AV; Quadra 605, 610, 650, 660AV, 700, 800, 840AV, 900, 950; LC I, II; Mac Portable; PowerBook 100, 140, 145, 160, 170, 180

Macintosh SE FDHD, SE/30, Classic, Classic II, Color Classic; II, IIx, IIcx, IIci, IIfx, IIvi, IIvx; LC I, II, III, 475, 520, 550, 575, 580, 630; Macintosh TV; Centris 610, 650, 660AV; Quadra 605, 610, 630, 650, 660AV, 700, 800, 840AV, 900, 950; PowerMac 5200/75 LC, 5300/100 LC, 6100 (60 & 66), 7100 (66 & 80), 7200 (75 & 90), 7500/100, 8100 (80, 100 & 110), 8500/120, 9500 (120 & 132); Workgroup Server 60, 80, 6150 (60 & 66), 7250/120, 7350/180, 8150 (80 & 110), 8550 (132 & 200), 9150 (80 & 120); Portable; PowerBook 100, 140, 145, 145B, 170, 160, 165c, 180, 180c. 190; PowerBook Duo 210, 230, 2300, 250, 280, 280c, 520, 520c, 540, 540c, 5300

Please read the readme.txt files which come with these following updates to see what Macintosh computers they run on.
System Updates -

Apple Recommends: Any time you install Mac OS versions 7.6, 7.6.1, 8.0, 8.1, 8.5, 8.5.1, or 8.6 on your computer, you should use Drive Setup 1.7.3 to update the driver on your hard disk again. If you are using a version of Mac OS prior to 7.6, it is not necessary to use Drive Setup 1.7.3 to update your hard disk drive. Drive Setup 1.7.3 runs on any 68040-based or PowerPC-based Macintosh. HD SC Setup should be fine for older Macintoshes. You hay have to fiddle around a bit.

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