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In this instructable you will learn how to install Mac OS 7 on windows. Dont worry I have all the files you need. :)

DOWNLOAD THIS FROM APPLE..... You wont need it but its just so apple gets the credit for the OS. So please download if your gonna do this.

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Step 1: Download and Unrar.

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Ok here are those files i promised you.

Download and unrar them to a folder or somthing.

Once they are unrared youll find a zip file in the folder. Extract it and youll fine a 24 mb disk image.

Step 2: Run the emulator.

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Ok open up the mini vmac program and youll get a screen with a disk and a "?". That means that there is no disk inserted right now. So to put a disk in drag the install 1.image file into the emulator and it will say welcome to macintosh and bring up an installer.

Step 3: Install

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Its gonna say can't install because its not a system disk.. but remember that disk imaged we unzipped earlyer? Well drag it into the emulator and click install. It will prompt you to insert a different disk. Find it from the images that you unrared earlyer. You will have to change disks a few times and just drag and drop. Dont worry about ejecting, it does it automaticly when you drag the new one in.

Step 4: Finish up

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Ok now that you have it installed click quit. Then it will say its say to turn off. Click restart and it will bring up the no disk thing again. This time drag the 24 mb hard drive image into the emulator and it will start up. Every time you want to run the os for now on just drag that hard drive image in.
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bauerbach10 months ago
Mac OS 7 is SO outdated!


chinbean1 year ago
hello i am not able download and the extra files. please help.
JazzyTunes4 years ago
amazing tip :)
mrbob10007 years ago
how do i add software to it? its kind of boring without software... please post instructions and a link to how to install some apps
lookatmygrlyfont (author)  mrbob10007 years ago
You can find disk images online. Ill post some later
I'm also interested to know how I can install some softwares on the emulator :s I have found several files on the internet but I dont know how to use them.
Anyway, thank you for that great instructable :)
soeinegaudi5 years ago
great project !!! thank you verry much !
Is it possible to install old mac software on it ?
do you know were to get usefull programs that could be jused under this os ?
jwoo20235 years ago
The website doesen't come up!
Oh Now it works
cotton7 years ago
how do you make a bigger disk i need one
Derin cotton5 years ago
open the disk file with notepad then copy-paste the contents now when you boot it will give a sad mac reinstall mac free hd enlarging
Derin5 years ago
I modded the HD file to give it a huge amount of hd
conradev5 years ago
i can run os 8.1 on a psp for gods sake
how do you get it on th psp?!?
There is some emulator out there
ohhh, then this might work i think you need 1.5 OFW or CFW
Ah yes, that is what it is, Its 80MB i remember that.
ok i put it on my psp and it worked
Its called Basilisk II, sorry for not commenting for so long
*or any CFW
Does this work for OS 9 OR X?
To install Mac OSX as a second OS, as opposed to Windows, you need an Intel compatible Mac OS, such as Tiger or Leopard. If you want to install an earlier Mac OS, using PearPC works.
why the hell do you want OS 7?
Why wouldn't you want to relive that childhood memory of a not so colourful mac.
It wasn't what it was put up to be in the movie hackers. Or else my school would be flooded by now.
Ds HaKa7 years ago
how do u download the software
i got this on for my flash drive and it has stuff like mac paint but you can also get the torrent for it to with a lot of other stuff
el-pedro7 years ago
Cool, i have a mac classic 2 and this might work for some of the software
Biotele7 years ago
This is very useful. I have some old mac files that i want to transfer. Thanks.
lookatmygrlyfont (author)  Biotele7 years ago
your welcome :)
v10m7 years ago
how do you close the error messages like when it sais "please shut down the emulated computer before quiting
lookatmygrlyfont (author)  v10m7 years ago
you have to go to special > shutdown when your booted. or you could press ctrl + alt + delete and end the task.
trickmirror7 years ago
Hey, cool idea, though i was wondering if you could help. ive managed to get the end bit, but when i move the hfs24m.dsk file in, nothing happens after. any ideas?
lookatmygrlyfont (author)  trickmirror7 years ago
umm well if your at the installer screen drag it in and hit switch disk until the drive says unitled. if thats not your prob let me know and ill help u out.
lemonie7 years ago
As a purely impartial and genuinely inquisitive comment: What are the advantages of doing this? I believe I could install and run a Z-80 emulator on this machine, but I'm not sufficiently inclined to do so...
lookatmygrlyfont (author)  lemonie7 years ago
well there is no point but you can say you installed it on your computer.
What would be really cool to say you had installed on your machine? RISC OS?
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