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ILatu Level 1 (10 points)

I bought an iMac G3 today from a used items store. I was wondering where I can find OS9 so I can reinstall it. On apple website I was able to find up to 7.

  • Don Archibald Level 10 (101,340 points)

    OS 7.5.3 is the latest full-install OS download available from Apple. All later versions are updaters only, and require a specified pre-exisiting OS version to already be present. RE OS 9, this mans that all OS 9 downloads from Apple require some version of OS 9 to already be present.

     

    You will need to acquire an OS 9 Install CD in an adequate version for your model, install that, then apply updaters as needed.

     

    What specific model iMac G3 do you have? What is its processor speed? This article may be able to help -

    iMac: How To Differentiate Between Models (CRT)

     

    Also, if the serial number lable is still on the machine, the model info, including processor speed, is shown on that.

     

    The reason to determine the model - all Macs have a minimum OS which they can use. There's no sense in acquiring an install CD for a version too early for that model.

  • ILatu Level 1 (10 points)

    On system profiler says 450Mhz so I guess its iMac DV+ according to the list you posted.

  • Don Archibald Level 10 (101,340 points)

    That model is also referred to as the Summer (2000) model.

     

    It originally came with a model-specific version of OS 9.0.4. It can use that original OS 9.0.4 Software Install CD, but finding one of those will be difficult. It can also use a retail OS 9.1 Install CD or a retail OS 9.2.1 Install CD (all retail OS 9 Install CDs have a white label with a large gold 9 on them, and do not refer to any specific model on the label).

     

    Some users who installed the latest firmware update for models like that later reported that their original OS 9.0.x Software Install CD would no longer work. Since there is no easy way to tell whether the machine has had the firmware update, you shgould probably look for either a retail OS 9.1 or 9.2.1 Install CD.

     

    Places like Hardcore Mac sell such retail disks, but at a very steep price. Places like EBay are more affordable alternatives, but be sure you get exactly what you need.

     

    You can also try contacting an Apple User Group - most large cities and universities have one.

    Apple - User Groups

  • ellenform3 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple,

    I find a BUG in OS9

    NOTES , NOTITIES

    1. SYNC is working with and between: iMAC and MacBook

    2. SYNC is working with and between: iPAD and iPAD mini

     

    BUT NOT between:

    NO SYNC between:

    iMAC and iPAD and iPAD mini

    MacBook and iPAD and iPAD mini

     

    I have knowlege of OS9 for 100%

    and Im 100% Apple

     

    Dor you have an solution

    ELLEN

  • Don Archibald Level 10 (101,340 points)

    This forum (and thread) is for machines running OS 9, which is an old operating system last updated in 2001.

     

    The only iMacs that can run OS 9 are older than 2003.

    A MacBook can not run OS 9.

    iPads can not run OS 9.

     

    I believe you are referring to iOS 9 - note the "i" in front of the 'O'. This is the current operating system for iPads, etc.

     

    You should probably repost your question in this forum, and as a new question rather than adding it to an existing thread -

    Using iPad

  • ellenform3 Level 1 (0 points)

    apple,

     

    IMAC          OS X Yosemite ver. 10.10.5

    MACBOOK     OS X Yosemite ver. 10.10.5

    between BOTH sync is working

     

    IPAD          iOS 9.0.1

    IPAD mini     iOS 9.0.1

    IPHONE          iOS 9.0.1

    between BOTH sync is working

     

    BUT

    between IMAC, MACBOOK

    AND

    IPOAD, IPAD mini, IPHONE

    there is NO sync between the APPLE APP.    NOTE      in Dutch NOTITIES

     

     

    and that’s the BUG reporting

     

    please will you be so kinds to pass this BUG to APPLE developers

    and update / correct this BUG in a new Apple UPDATE

     

    many tanks

    you can mail me any time, no Prob.

     

    ELLEN,     B Eng, AD

    The Netherlands

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Op 26 sep. 2015, om 15:17 heeft Apple Support Communities Updates <discussions-updates@apple.com> het volgende geschreven:

     

    Apple Support Communities

    Don Archibald <https://discussions.apple.com/people/Don+Archibald?ac_cid=tw123456> has posted in the Classic Mac OS (OS9, OS8 & System 7) community.

    Download OS9 <https://discussions.apple.com/message/28975296?ac_cid=tw123456#28975296>

    This forum (and thread) is for machines running OS 9.

     

    The only iMacs that can run OS 9 are older than 2003.

    A MacBook can not run OS 9.

    iPads can not run OS 9.

     

    I believe you are referring to iOS 9 - note the "i" in front of the 'O'. This is the current operating system for iPads, etc.

     

    You should probably repost your question in this forum, and as a new question rather than adding it to an existing thread -

    Using iPad <https://discussions.apple.com/community/ipad/using_ipad/content?filterID=content status[published]objecttypeobjecttype[thread]>

    To post a reply, go to the discussion <https://discussions.apple.com/message/28975296?ac_cid=tw123456#28975296> in Apple Support Communities.

    You are receiving this email from Apple Support Communities. You can change your email preferences in your Apple Support Communities Profile <https://discussions.apple.com/user-preferences!input.jspa>.

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    Met een vriendelijke groet,

    With kind regards,

    Mw. ellen kamphuis, B Eng, AD

  • ellenform3 Level 1 (0 points)

    apple,

     

    IMAC          OS X Yosemite ver. 10.10.5

    MACBOOK     OS X Yosemite ver. 10.10.5

    between BOTH sync is working

     

    IPAD          iOS 9.0.1

    IPAD mini     iOS 9.0.1

    IPHONE          iOS 9.0.1

    between BOTH sync is working

     

    BUT

    between IMAC, MACBOOK

    AND

    IPOAD, IPAD mini, IPHONE

    there is NO sync between the APPLE APP.    NOTE      in Dutch NOTITIES

     

     

    and that’s the BUG reporting

     

    please will you be so kinds to pass this BUG to APPLE developers

    and update / correct this BUG in a new Apple UPDATE

     

    many tanks

    you can mail me any time, no Prob.

     

    ELLEN,     B E

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Op 26 sep. 2015, om 15:17 heeft Apple Support Communities Updates <discussions-updates@apple.com> het volgende geschreven:

     

    Apple Support Communities

    Don Archibald <https://discussions.apple.com/people/Don+Archibald?ac_cid=tw123456> has posted in the Classic Mac OS (OS9, OS8 & System 7) community.

    Download OS9 <https://discussions.apple.com/message/28975296?ac_cid=tw123456#28975296>

    This forum (and thread) is for machines running OS 9.

     

    The only iMacs that can run OS 9 are older than 2003.

    A MacBook can not run OS 9.

    iPads can not run OS 9.

     

    I believe you are referring to iOS 9 - note the "i" in front of the 'O'. This is the current operating system for iPads, etc.

     

    You should probably repost your question in this forum, and as a new question rather than adding it to an existing thread -

    Using iPad <https://discussions.apple.com/community/ipad/using_ipad/content?filterID=content status[published]objecttypeobjecttype[thread]>

    To post a reply, go to the discussion <https://discussions.apple.com/message/28975296?ac_cid=tw123456#28975296> in Apple Support Communities.

    You are receiving this email from Apple Support Communities. You can change your email preferences in your Apple Support Communities Profile <https://discussions.apple.com/user-preferences!input.jspa>.

    TM and copyright © 2015 Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop, MS 96-DM. Cupertino, CA 95014.

    All Rights Reserved <http://www.apple.com/legal/> | Privacy Policy <http://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/> | Terms of Use <https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-5952> | Apple Support <http://www.apple.com/support/>