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Mac OS 7.0 & 7.0.1

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MacOS70.ZIP (3.29 MB)
MD5: 43310b67a9f4510a7a1986a3f72c6dcc
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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MacOS701.ZIP (3.87 MB)
MD5: 86d553403bc1ef7320ca349cb3ab531a
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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MacOS701P.ZIP (4.62 MB)
MD5: aa8f75d70b05808d9e23ab553dd83fa9
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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ssw-701p.sit (4.76 MB)
MD5: 77323196fd805e5c4442b32588ed80fe
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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MacOS70_WW.ZIP (49.98 MB)
MD5: 3dee575b8a7e3861d3ac7d264c61f756
For System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacOS701_WW.ZIP (126.01 MB)
MD5: 9bcfeeaaa71253c94102b8a0e69868a1
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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MacOS7TuneUp.ZIP (7.35 MB)
MD5: f715bcf1eea723ef91b3542502b6e4d8
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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macintosh-hd-701p.sit (3.83 MB)
MD5: 73a071ad09cbc9d7fd7eb0d9bf459aa5
For System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

The Mac OS 7 (codenamed "Big Bang" and sometimes called Mac OS 7) is a single-user graphical user interface-based operating system for Macintosh computers. It was introduced on May 13, 1991 by Apple Computer. It succeeded System 6, and was the main Macintosh operating system until it was succeeded by Mac OS 8 in 1997. Features added with the Mac OS 7 release included cooperative multitasking, virtual memory, personal file sharing, an improved user interface, QuickTime, and QuickDraw 3D.

With the release of version 7.6 in 1997, Apple officially renamed the operating system "Mac OS", a name which had first appeared on Mac OS 7.5.1's boot screen. Mac OS 7 was developed for the Motorola 68k processor, but was ported to the PowerPC after Apple adopted the new processor.

Soon after the initial release of Mac OS 7, the 7.0.1 minor update was released in October 1991. A patch named with the extension "Tune-Up" also followed, which fixed the "disappearing files" bug in which the system would lose files In August 1992, the 7.1 update was released which introduced the Fonts folder. This replaced the often time-consuming method of dragging fonts to and from the System file, introduced in Mac OS 7.0; it also replaced the Font/DA Mover application from System 6, which could also be used with 7.0.


Architecture: 68k


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by MikeTomTom - 2015, August 7 - 2:38am

@blackholemac: Oh you wanted a pre-made image Wink

I added one up in the page (8th DL). Not easy to create these days as you need to have a physical floppy drive and use floppy disks to install - also the installer wants to over-write an existing hard drive's system if you have one...

The image above once mounted is 160 MB in size so it should be plenty of disk space if you're going to use this as an emulated hard drive. It compressed down to an awesome 3.83 MB.

There's not much in the way of software on it, At Ease 1.0, HyperCard Player 2.1, TeachText, Mouse Basics, some docs and that's about it. Hope it works for you. I blessed the System folder in the image so it should be bootable in emulated Performa 200, 400 & 405 (models this version shipped with).

[Edit]: I was able to boot up to this image under Basilisk II, build 142 (Win 32). It doesn't have the Performa models above as an option. I used a clean '030 ROM and set BII to emulate a IIfx Mac. This worked fine (screenshot above). To get a color background I set the display to 256 colors. At Ease is set to off by default. Renaming this image from .img to .hfv allows BII build 142 to see the image easily. This image might work in other BII builds if set to '030 emulation, but is untested by me so far.

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by blackholemac - 2015, August 6 - 12:19pm


Thank you very much...I do appreciate your trying to be of help and would like to do something to help you.

Without sounding like an ingrate, this is not exactly the form I was looking for. The disks work fine and I was able to pull them up...thank you. What I want is the installation contained on the disks restored to a disk image. I don't know how to do that without having an actual Performa (or SCSI-based hard disk) because the restore program will say that "it can't find a hard disk to restore to".

Sheepmyshaver123 used to have a way documented to restore these on a Windows box, but I could never get it to work. I would be eternally grateful if someone could restore this somehow and give me their .dsk file.

Thank you and sorry,

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, August 6 - 4:17am

@blackholemac: I've added 7.0.1P (4th DL above) as Disk Copy 4.2 image files in a StuffIt .sit archive. StuffIt 3.5 and newer can extract the images. Disk Copy 6 will mount these if you don't have a working floppy drive. The Utilities disk is the only one with a bootable system, it contains the "Apple Restore" program.

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by blackholemac - 2015, August 6 - 2:40am

I would like to have the System 7.0.1P download, but I need some help...the current download can only be restored using an actual Performa or by finding a way to restore it using tricks on Windows and what not. I will gladly thank anyone in advance who can find this OS and upload it in .dsk or .img form.

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by 24bit - 2010, December 12 - 1:45pm

If anybody is looking for more disk images, please look here:

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by 24bit - 2010, December 8 - 5:38pm

I think I still have those 800k floppies.
I can upload them if they are all readable still.
I haven't been using them for decades.

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by someperson - 2010, August 4 - 5:09am

Any chance of anybody uploading an 800k version of this?

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by 4004 - 2009, October 10 - 7:46am

I will try it on my iphone