mac os 8.5

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by starfleet4, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. starfleet4 macrumors newbie

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    does anyone know where i can get the 8.5 upgrade. not the 8.5.1. i am running 8.1. can i install an older version of mac os like 7.x. do i need to format and how do i do this. i'm too mush of a newbie to mac. it's pitiful
     
  2. yamadataro macrumors 6502

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    Macs are usually not compatible with any olader Mac OSs than the Mac itself.Therefore, it depends on your machine.

    Why do you need to install 8.5 and no 8.5.1??? Do you care to clarify?
     
  3. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    8.5 is not avaible for free for download legally. Since apple doesn't sell it anymore, you will probably need to find it on ebay. make sure its a retail disk though, not a disk that shipped with another machine.

    Depending on the machine you have, you would probably be just as well off to go and get OS 9. If you call and ask apple, they will sell it to you (its not available other than by request)
     
  4. starfleet4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    in response to previous, the os i'm running is 8.1. the system is not stable. it freezes frequently when i run stuffit 5.0. the previous owner obviously chose to delete many important files before selling it. no web browser. dont have an idea how to configure tcp/ip or free ppp whatever that is. i understand that os9 is supported as well as an upgrade to 128mb ram. also no cd rom. only a 100 mb zip drive which works surprisingly well. battery is fine. i even got a nice carry case. just a good reinstall and more memory should do. also as a pc tech i know pc machines however i have no idea as to formatting the harddrive before installation. i dont even know if i can get a cdrom and just pop in os9 and do a clean reinstall. i have to hold down c when i reboot right?
     
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