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Performa 6200 System CD
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Feb 3, 2000, 07:38 PM
 
Does anyone know where I can find a System CD for a Performa 6200CD? I'm not all that interested in buying a $20 one from Apple. But, I am still interested in one. I own a Performa 6200 and need a system CD so I can erase my hard drive. Please help...

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Feb 4, 2000, 01:24 AM
 
I looked through my collection and the best I have is a 6300 startup CD.

An alternative might be to try to find a deal on an OS8, OS8.5 or OS9 CD. This will probably cost more than $20 but you also get a more modern OS for your computer. I might warn that OS9 takes more RAM to run effectively.

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Feb 4, 2000, 10:04 AM
 
Well, I wanted to erase everything and just put my computer back on v7.5.5 and it's orginal software. I do own OS8 and didn't want to put it bock on. My computer is all messed up right now.

thanks any ways,

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Feb 4, 2000, 10:11 AM
 
curious, why do you not want OS 8 on your Mac? OS 7.5.5 is not a very good MacOS... have you tried 7.6.1?
     
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Feb 4, 2000, 11:05 AM
 
Short and simple, not enough ram. I'd rather just run the original software. No, I've never tried 7.6.

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Feb 5, 2000, 02:07 PM
 
You might want to try www.sunrem.com last time I checked they were authorized to reproduce old operating systems from apple.

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Feb 6, 2000, 09:03 AM
 
I am sort of wonder how many MB of RAM does your computer has that is not enough to run Mac OS 8. According to the information at http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...ma_6200cd.html your Mac model came with 8MB. If your Mac still has 8MB then it may not be enough to run Mac OS 8, but if it has 16MB of RAM or more I would recommend that you should run at least Mac OS 8.1 because you will find that many software requires at least Mac OS 8.

With 16MB of RAM, if you do not turn on virtual memory, you will be short of memory and if you turn on virtual memory, your Mac may be a bit slow. I found that RAM Doubler is much better than virtual memory built into the Memory control panel and it is the next best thing to real memory. RAM Doubler can triple your memory and you may consider buying it to use on your Mac. The address for more information on RAM Doubler version 9 is http://www.connectix.com/products/rd9.html
     
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Feb 8, 2000, 07:28 PM
 
I have 16 megs of RAM. I tried OS 8 and it slowed my computer down. I don't want to turn virtual memory on because then it really runs slow and laggy. I wanted the original system cd so I can re-install my old system and programs. A lot of stuff have been deleted since I last installed a fresh copy of system 7.5.5. Well, I'm still searching and I called someone about it and the CD was $70. I'm definetly not paying that much for a system cd. I'm sorry for sounding cheap, but the cash just isn't there.
Thanks for your guy's help,

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Feb 8, 2000, 08:52 PM
 
if you're patient, you can try looking on ebay, the prices are at times totally random, but you might be able to get a deal

good luck

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Feb 9, 2000, 04:21 AM
 
Id say your best bet is to just download 7.5.3 from apple. Its quite a large download, but it's free. If you wish, we can talk, and i could burn you a cd and mail it to you.

Mike

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