Advice requested:getting system software for LC III

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by windsmith, May 28, 2006.

  1. windsmith macrumors newbie

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    I guess my question boils down to this- where can I buy actual, physical, System disks for vintage macs?

    Here's my story - my Dad had an LCII, but the motherboard blew. I got him a used LCIII. I put the hard drive from his LCII into the LCIII - it (the LCIII) started up fine but it needs system software. I think System 7.5.5 would work. I need to buy some System floppy disks, I think, but I don't know where to find any. I found a website where one can download apple software, but I don't think that's going to work because I am on a PC so even if I did download software it would be onto disks formatted for PC. Please help. Thanks.
     
  2. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    Apple allows you to download Mac OS up to System 7.5.1 for free I believe. If you have a Mac which is both internet connected and floppy equipped (or a way of getting the downloaded disk images to the floppy equipped Mac) then you can create the boot disks.

    Search around Apple's download area to find the files...it's been a while since I needed to resurrect an LCIII and I can't remember where they are located. www.lowendmac.com is also a good resource when dealing with machines of this age.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    They are available from
    here and the exact files you are looking for starts with: Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3
     

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