Mac Plus, Mac SE

Posted by: wyclef

Mac Plus, Mac SE - 06/05/07 08:11 AM

Hey, I just acquired some ancient Mac Plus' and Mac SEs and want to install some software but not sure what the highest OS is that will run on them and if this software is available for download online somewhere...any suggestions?
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 06/05/07 11:26 AM

The Mac Plus and all versions of the SE should run up to OS 7.5.5.
Mactracker is your friend.
Posted by: wyclef

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 06/05/07 12:29 PM

is 7.5.5 available for download anywhere?
Posted by: 987687

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 06/05/07 02:46 PM

You can find some old OS's here
http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/syslist.html
Posted by: wyclef

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 06/05/07 03:22 PM

i found this...

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Sup...cintosh/System/

but am not too clear on how to install system 7 seeing how it needs to be done with floppies.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 06/06/07 07:26 AM

You should try a long-established service provider. They might have an old copy floating about......
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 06/07/07 11:49 AM

On IRC the DALnet server theres a channel called #macintosh and theres a guy that has a FTP that has all of the old MacOS versions from 5.0 to 7.5.5
Posted by: wyclef

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 07/16/07 04:28 AM

anyone know if i can just swap out the 800k floppy on the mac plus with a regular floppy drive?
Posted by: maestro

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 07/16/07 07:15 AM

I have several old OSs, PM me with watcha need.
Posted by: whitlock

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 07/16/07 08:32 AM

http://www.info.apple.com/support/oldersoftwarelist.html
Posted by: GuitarMknDude

Re: Mac Plus, Mac SE - 07/16/07 07:02 PM

On the floppy swap if u put in a HD 1.44 it will still only be able to do 800k the only way I know how to get around this is on the SE you need to get a rom from a SE FHDA. I looked into that almost 11 years ago when that was my personal machine my dad let me do whatever on until I got a 6100 and then it ran appleshare on it for a while. I still have it along with system 7 install disks all on 800k floppies like about 10 of them. I can probably boot it up and make a disk image if that would help though it has a supper big for it 320mb drive in it.