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smokymnt Jul 5, 2000 11:11 AM
Mac OS 8.6
I need a 8.6 os cd so I can update some older machines at work. Did apple make a 8.6 cd or do I have to install 8.5 and update?
seanyepez Jul 5, 2000 11:17 AM
You can get it for free of the Internet (update from OS 8.5 and higher to 8.6.1) or on a CD, I believe.

Just download it off Apple's support page. They should still have it.
seanyepez Jul 5, 2000 11:18 AM
If you can't find the update there, try third-party resources like and .

Good luck, and happy surfing!
mr. 604 Jul 5, 2000 12:47 PM
i've never seen a retail 8.6 cd, the only way to install 8.6 on beige is to have an 8.5 full cd and update to 8.6. some imacs and g4's had 8.6 full install cd's, but those cd's were specific to machine.
The Dark Half Jul 5, 2000 05:05 PM
i have seen an 8.6 Full install/bootable CD, but no clue where it came from! Sorry i cant help further.
smokymnt Jul 5, 2000 06:32 PM
Thanks for the help ya'll
George Orville Jul 5, 2000 09:58 PM
OS 8.6 does come in a CD which I purchased from Apple using their coupon. I don't recall but I believe it costs less than $15.

canoe Jul 6, 2000 02:35 AM
Originally posted by George Orville:
OS 8.6 does come in a CD which I purchased from Apple using their coupon. I don't recall but I believe it costs less than $15.

I purchased one of these from Apple Australia for $35 under the applecare warranty program last year, FWIW
shopdowneast Jul 6, 2000 11:28 AM
The 8.6 full install cd I have really contains both the 8.5 full install and 8.5-->8.6 Updater. the normal installer just auto-runs the updater; but inside the folders the updater is exactly like the one you download off apple's web site.
So depending on your time/resources you could use an 8.5 install disk, then use some method to get the 8.6 updater to each machine and run that.

the update parts on the cd are about 30 megs, will compress w/stuffit to about 10.

Or order a cd from smalldog or other company is they have one.
doolsap Jul 6, 2000 12:44 PM
I made an 8.6 CD by burning my 8.5 apple CD and adding the 8.6 smi to the disk- it comes in handy and I added several other updated installers for more functionality.
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