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Apple Legacy Software Recovery CD

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For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
Download apple_legacy_recovery.iso_.001.zip (278.43 MB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
Download apple_legacy_recovery.iso_.002.zip (297.79 MB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac
'Apple_Legacy_Recovery.iso.zip' CD image
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Third + fourth archived downloadable file from above
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Apple_Legacy_Recovery.iso.zip

This is Apple Legacy Recovery disc dated October 1999. This CD includes most items designed for classic Macintosh computers such as Mac OS, A/UX software, peripherals, and applications. It also includes the software for Apple II, Apple Lisa, Apple Newton, drivers for DOS/Windows, and more.
This disc has the bootable volume, Mac OS 7.6.1, and works fine for most 680x0 Macintoshes and early Power Macintosh computers as well for the Mac OS emulators.

The download link above is the link for downloading this disc in form of .iso, which is burnable in PC or Mac. While this disc is no longer part of AppleCare Support Professional Tools, this disc is still for evaluation purposes only.

From the readme:

Apple Legacy Software Recovery CD
For Macintosh 68030 or 68040-based systems

Will Start Up:
Most Macintosh computers with 68030 or 68040 processors and an internal or external Apple CD-ROM drive. The System Folder on this CD is based on Mac OS 7.6.1.

Contains System Software Installations for:
All Macintosh computers with 68000 to 68040 processors, all Apple-branded Newton software, all Apple-branded Apple II software, and all Apple-branded Lisa software.

Note: This CD is no longer part of the Professional Support Tools bundle. For ordering information, go to the Professional Support FAQ at [website offline].

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

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by i - 2014, July 10 - 8:59pm

Hello, i downloaded this but when i try to open an install disk for System 7 with Mini vMac, it says the disk is corrupt. Any Help?

by kd0tpc - 2013, August 7 - 4:28am

@Heydude:
You can always boot into BeOS or Haiku-OS and use cdrecord. cdrecord is a command line util for burning CDs and is part of the cdr-tools package. That would help you avoid having to use Windows on your PC/AT-Compatable Computer (since unfortunately PowerISO is windows software).

by heydude - 2013, February 11 - 6:14pm
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This CD rocks, my old Colour Classic finally runs with Mac OS 7.1 again.
To burn this image file with a PC, you need the software "PowerISO".
I've tried it with several other utilities, and always a "Unknown format" comes up.

Edit: Sorry, due to external robots changed 'xxx 7' to 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by IWishTodayWasSt... - 2012, December 8 - 3:45pm

I actually just took one go at it from the copy I kept.

However, S3 is so expensive that you must upload it to a new mirror now or the main S3 mirror might also be suspended.

Edit: Internal d/l links removed, replaced by external ones - IIGS User
Thanks for pointing out the files, anyway.

by ajmoo - 2012, November 30 - 4:21am

Anyone have a mirror to this software? I can't find it anywhere Sad

by benjd84 - 2012, October 25 - 9:45pm

Thanks for this.

To be honest I would be more than happy to set up a hotline server in the near future for people to use as a file store/swap...

If anyone could give me an idea on how to do it and what the best (cheap) hardware to do it with (preferably mac!) then I will give it a go.

My internet is on a dynamic IP however as I host my own e-mail through SBS 2011 it keeps the DNS updated with go daddy so no problems there.

by 24bit - 2012, October 25 - 11:52am

So here it is for the British: http://ubuntuone.com/3Vp5ECxZmlX5xBwR12VSpz
Its not specially adapted for PBs though. Maybe some floppy swapping is required.

Off: Any proceedings about a more permanent file swap thing? Knez HL might work to some extent, but he is not too happy about only acting as a secondary file server for the Garden.
Also I have come across some very powerful wired servers recently. In any case one has to apply for an account. Give and take, that is. Taking seems to work well already, giving still seems to need some practice for some. Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, October 25 - 8:43am

24bit: Possibly not at that point. I run the US version of SSW 7.1.1 on various machines and BII and it only offers the option of a US keyboard & curiously, a US SSW 6 keyboard layout, what ever that means. But otherwise US keyboard layout only. Default installs tho' IIRC.

by 24bit - 2012, October 25 - 8:27am

Good thought, Mike - as always!
Didnt we have different keyboard mappings in 7.1 available already?

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, October 24 - 11:51pm

While waiting, you can use "Option + 3" keys to generate a '£' sign in a US Mac OS Wink

by benjd84 - 2012, October 24 - 11:33pm

If you could do that I would be grateful!

Used to be on these classics Macs all the time when I was at school... now starting to get really back into it but finding the best system software is proving to be difficult haha!

by 24bit - 2012, October 24 - 10:41pm

The images were taken from the Legacy. I might look on the Anthology ´99 for 7.1 GB.

by benjd84 - 2012, October 24 - 10:35pm

Hi 24bit, thank you ever so much for this. Have installed it fine however the locale and keyboard is US with no options to change it to GB/UK Sad so no '£' signs etc.

I'll carry on looking but at least its running nice and fast compared to 7.5.5 which I had it running off the Apple Support site.

Thanks again Smile

by 24bit - 2012, October 24 - 11:23am

@ benjd84: Can you make use of this?
http://ubuntuone.com/1hXRNmkxD9pYqpuNbhUtQC

by benjd84 - 2012, October 24 - 1:36am

Hi, I see this has been taken down due to bandwidth issues.

Are these recovery CDs held anywhere else for download?

I really want a British-English copy of Mac OS 7.1 for my Powerbook 180C as I don't have the original install disks.

Cheers.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' by 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by Fortuna Wave - 2010, November 25 - 2:55pm
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Galane has the same CD above, except Galane has the 1998 version part number 600-6684, the contents of the Galane's CD different than the 1999 one.

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by Fortuna Wave - 2010, October 12 - 12:46am
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Do you have the 1998 Edition of Legacy Recovery or Software Recovery CDs to be uploaded?

by ecloud - 2010, September 2 - 3:08am

That one worked, thanks. It mounts on MacOS but not on Linux... apparently that's normal.

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by Balrog - 2010, September 1 - 9:56pm

Hmm, this would be a raw ISO, so some programs may complain about it.

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by bertyboy - 2010, September 1 - 9:48pm

Did you try the MegaUpload link ?

by ecloud - 2010, September 1 - 8:10pm

I tried downloading this from both RapidShare and MediaFire. In both cases the md5sum comes out as4354f0fc58dffdec6e4bd425a514e720 and I can't mount it. Could I get a copy from somebody who has a non-corrupted version?

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by Fortuna Wave - 2010, August 20 - 2:23am
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I've found this auction which includes the Legacy recovery CD buried here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Software-Recovery-Restore-care-mactest-CDs-Lot...

by mmmmna - 2009, December 23 - 4:25pm
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My downloaded copy of "Apple_Legacy_CD.iso" (downloaded from Megaupload) has an MD5SUM identical with your posted MD5SUM, but when I open the ISO with my CD burning application (K3B, version 1.05), I get an error that the ISO seems to not be a usable image, and K3B refuses to work with it. I then tried opening that ISO with KISO, and get the same error. I then opened AcetoneISO, it also refuses to work with that ISO and says 'not usable'.

Anyone have any ideas how to burn this (or any other) Macintosh CD when running Linux?

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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, December 5 - 2:39am

I think macgeek417's are uploaded and store these files from very short period since November in DropBox, but starting December 02, 2009, the first two SSW Recovery ISOs are deleted due for copyright reasons. I have only SSW Recovery CD 1 iso file on my laptop archives, and the SSW Recovery CD 2 are now stored in Demonoid because no luck to go there because it's offline now.

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by ken147 - 2009, December 4 - 12:35pm
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CD's 1 and 2 don't work.....i'm getting a 404 error

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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 26 - 2:01am

If you install them in such disks, the installer will say the install disk is not correct.

by mcdojf - 2009, October 25 - 8:09pm

@sheepmyshaver123

Disk Copy doesn't seem to like the checksum on those images and won't mount them, but they seem to work fine if you mount them with ShrinkWrap.

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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 23 - 11:16am
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Here some corrupted disks:

Install Disk 8 in PowerBook 5300 Install
Install 7 in MacOS 7.6

by spooky - 2009, October 23 - 10:37am

I've downloaded this two or three times now and found that one of the disk image files is corrupt.
It's floppy disk number 7 of the OS 7.6 floppy set.
Can anyone else confirm this?

I've got round this by using the floppy disk images from an OS 7.6 CD instead.

by mcdojf - 2009, October 18 - 12:34am

I took the 1999 date from the readme file on the CD, but as far as I know this is the same as the 1998 set.

Here's the relevant part of the "readme" file describing each CD in this four volume set:

"About the Apple Software Recovery CDs...

Apple Application Software Recovery CD (CD 1)
• Contents: Most Apple-branded application software, such as AppleShare File Server, At Ease, and Language Kit software; all Apple peripheral software.
• Start Up Capability: None; it is designed to install application software over an existing installation of System Software.
• Requirements: System Software 7.0.1 or greater.

Apple System Software 1 Recovery CD (CD2)
• Contents: Apple System Software (Mac OS) for all PowerPC 601, 603, and 604 based Macintosh computers and all Macintosh computers with Apple PowerPC upgrades.

Apple System Software 2 Recovery CD (CD 3)
• Contents: Apple System Software (Mac OS) for all PowerPC G3 based Macintosh computers (including iMac) released as of May, 1999.
• Start Up Capability: Mac OS 8.6 System Folder; supports all PowerPC G3 based Macintosh computers (including iMac) introduced prior to May, 1999.
• Requirements: Any PowerPC G3-based Macintosh computer (including iMac) released as of May, 1999; 32MB of RAM; an Apple-branded internal or external CD-ROM drive required to start up from this CD.

Apple Legacy Software Recovery CD (CD 4)
• Contents: Apple System Software (Mac OS) for all 68000 to 68040 based Macintosh computers, all Apple-branded Newton software, all Apple-branded Apple II software, and all Apple-branded Lisa software.
• Start Up Capability: Mac OS 7.6.1; supports most Macintosh systems with 68030 or 68040 processors; an Apple-branded internal or external CD-ROM drive required to start up from this CD.
• Requirements: Any 68000 to 68040 based Macintosh computer; 8MB of RAM; an Apple-branded internal or external CD-ROM drive required to start up from this CD."

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by Fortuna Wave - 2009, October 16 - 12:50pm
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Thanks. But it is also a part of 4 disk set, here is:

Apple System Software Recovery 1 CD
Apple System Software Recovery 2 CD
Apple Applications Recovery CD

I've looking for the System Recovery CD dated 1998 and not 1999.

by Redmacbook - 2009, September 26 - 9:32pm

thanks trying it now have a bunch of LC580 macs hanging around that wont boot to any disk i have Sad

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by ken147 - 2009, September 9 - 7:24pm
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the disk images in the cd don't work with mini vmac, if you want to use them you have to convert the in disk copy to the disk copy format for them to mount under mini vmac

by Mycatisbigfoot - 2009, September 7 - 5:40am

I love you, This helps me alot as i am woring on older macs atm

by Anonymous - 2009, September 6 - 1:40am
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I just found my copy of this disc, I was just about to upload this myself. Heh, guess I don't have to now. Hope you enjoy it. It is very useful.
-SkipR

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by ken147 - 2009, September 5 - 8:11pm
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I agree with MacWise this is the best thing on the site...I'm going to dedicate a flash drive to all of the files on this, it will go where I go

Again that you so much

by mcdojf - 2012, May 2 - 9:52pm

Thanks, MacWise. Glad to be able to share the wealth.

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by MacWise - 2009, September 5 - 2:49pm
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I tip my hat to you mcdojf. This is probably the most important contribution to this site ever.