Revitalizing a Mac Plus

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by neoelectronaut, May 11, 2004.

  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
    A friend of mine is trying to donate a Mac Plus to me.

    Now obviously this computer isn't going to do much, but I was looking for a quick tutorial on wiping the HD and getting the optimum configuration out of the sucker.
  2. PaisanoMan macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2003
    You'll probably want this, or something like it.
  3. Spievy macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2002
    You may also LOAD the MAC Plus with 4MB RAM to run os 7 :D

    There should be a disk utility to wipe the HD before you install 7.0 in those install disks.

    You may want to install os 6.0.8 in stead of 7 for a more ancient feel
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    With the max RAM being as low as it is, I'd stick with System 6.0.8 - your performance with System 7 may not be acceptable. If you do decide to put System 7 on there, max out the RAM at 4MB - you'll need it!
  5. &RU macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2004
    There is usually some helpful info on old Macs over at:

    Old Macs can still be put to good use, but software is a little harder to find. I have an old 5260 that I use for Quark 4.0 and it runs great.

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