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How do I upgrade 8.1 to 9.1? or even 8.6?
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Nov 20, 2001, 09:09 PM
 
I'm gifting my sister for Christmas with my old 9600/350 which has 8.1 running on it.

How would I upgrade to 8.6 or 9.1?
Is that upgradeable - or can I purchase it somewhere?

Thanks in advance.
     
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Nov 21, 2001, 03:05 AM
 
You'll have to pay to go any higher... dunno where you can get it though.
Sorry.

Damn nice machine btw...

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Nov 21, 2001, 09:20 AM
 
I know I've seen those systems advertised somewhere. Check the back of MacAddict or Macworld. I'm pretty sure I saw some 8.5 and 9.0 disks for sales at some shop...
     
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Nov 21, 2001, 11:09 AM
 
Do you have an FTP server?
     
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Nov 21, 2001, 01:46 PM
 
>How would I upgrade to 8.6 or 9.1?
>Is that upgradeable - or can I purchase it somewhere?


You first must purchase OS 8.5, then you can download the free update to it, which is called OS 8.6 from the Apple site. Apple does not make OS 8.5 available through a download.

You may find it elsewhere to purchase. Try an online 'auction' site like ebay or check with some of the following places as they've had OS 8.5 or the full retail version of OS 8.6 for sale in the past.
http://www.macworks.com Phone (800)-227-3971
http://www.macresq.com Phone (888) -447-3728
http://www.shrevesystems.com Phone (800)-711-8679
http://www.macsolutions.com/
  http://www.sunrem.com/ Phone (800) 821 3221
http://www.mactreasures.com Phone ( 408) 227 1645
http://www.allmac.com (800) 933 4962
http://www.poweron.com/



Find 8.6 here

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Nov 21, 2001, 04:00 PM
 
I wish I was your sister...
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Nov 24, 2001, 09:24 PM
 
I have a full copy of 8.5 and the upgrade 8.6. I am looking for 9.0 and I have the full 9.1. upgrade. I will trade for the full shelf copy not the imac version of 9.0, if you like. Also I have an ftp server to use.

     
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Jan 3, 2002, 12:35 AM
 
Has anyone ever thought of checking on ebay. There are plenty of folks that have wrapped versions of 8.5, some of them with an automatic install of 8.6 bumping around.
     
   
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