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Can 8500 be upgraded to 8.6.1?
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Nov 13, 2001, 10:19 AM
 
My local cable internet company requires System 8.6.1 as the minimum operating system.
I tried to update my 8.5 to 8.6 but got a prompt that said that my computer doesn't support this upgrade.

However, on the Apple support website, it says it supports any Mac with a PowerPC processor.

Anyone out there who has an 8500, I'd appreciate any info you have.
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Nov 13, 2001, 01:19 PM
 
it should work just fine, where did you get the OS update?

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Nov 13, 2001, 01:39 PM
 
There is no OS 8.6.1.. OS goes from 8.5>>8.6>>9.0........If my ancient 6116PPC can run 0S 8.6.........any computor can run 8.6........Did you download the big OS 8.6.... or did you download it as PARTS......
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Nov 13, 2001, 02:00 PM
 
I have 8.6 on a CD.
Maybe I'll try to download it off Apple's site and try again.
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Nov 13, 2001, 02:39 PM
 
I have 8.6 on a CD.
Maybe I'll try to download it off Apple's site and try again.
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Nov 13, 2001, 03:48 PM
 
An 8600 can go all the way up to Mac OS 9.1. I know for a fact because I'm using a 7600 and 9.1 at the moment.

If you're talking about the 8.5.1 update, that was a special update for iBooks and blue PowerMacs.
     
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Nov 13, 2001, 10:53 PM
 
If you have an OS 8.6 CD what are you going to download from Apple.....
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Nov 14, 2001, 04:05 AM
 
Originally posted by satchmo:
<STRONG>I have 8.6 on a CD.
Maybe I'll try to download it off Apple's site and try again.
thanks</STRONG>
8.6 complete retail disk, 8.6 updater, or 8.6 disk off of another computer system disk?

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Nov 14, 2001, 12:55 PM
 
Not sure. I'll check.
Me thinks it was off another computer, hence the messages I'm getting.
     
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Nov 14, 2001, 02:38 PM
 
Should work for ya. As a previous poster said, up to 9.1.
I have 9.1 running on an 8500/G3-454 and a 7500/604e-233.
Don't bother with 8.x, get the disk for 9.0 or 9.1 and get some more RAM. Velocity Upgrades had 128MB EDO 60ns for 26.99 a few weeks ago.
     
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Nov 14, 2001, 03:21 PM
 
I'll chime in and say that I have an 8500/150 and it's running 9.1 with no problems. Im using RAMDoubler since I only have 48 megs of real RAM. Just can't justify more RAM even at these low prices until I get a G3 or G4 card upgrade. Back on topic: 9.1 is just fine for an 8500.
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Nov 15, 2001, 04:04 AM
 
Originally posted by zac4mac:
<STRONG>Velocity Upgrades had 128MB EDO 60ns for 26.99 a few weeks ago.</STRONG>

Not anymore they don't

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Nov 26, 2001, 11:11 AM
 
Ya' price went up a bit... just checked, had to dig tho, this wasn't up front:

EDO 128MB 7200 / 7300 / 7500 / 7600 / 8500 / 8600 / 9500 / 9600 16MBX64 / 60NS / 168 Pin Dimm / 4K / 5.0V / Buffered / Non-ECC / 2 Bank VM-165N1664AE62 $39.99
     
   
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