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Updating Misc PowerMacs - About - How To
David Anders,The Computer Guy, a freelance systems engineer in Seattle, WA.
Resolves computer problems, assists with production issues, designs and installs networks.
PowerMac 7220 - PowerMac 6500 - PowerMac 5500 - PowerMac 6400/5400
PowerMac/Perf 52xx/53xx/62xx/63xx - PowerMac 4400
 
Power Macintosh 7220
Pick your OS version:
 
* Mac OS 8.6
* Mac OS 8.5.x
* Mac OS 8.1
* Mac OS 8.0
* Mac OS 7.6.x
* System 7.5.x
 
Updates needed if running OS 8.6
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) Drive Setup installs software (called a disk driver) that allows your computer to communicate with the hard disk. Use Drive Setup 1.7.3 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. IMPORTANT Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.7.3. This version includes improved reliability for Ultra ATA transfers on G3 Blue and White machines.
Updates needed if running OS 8.5.x
Note: Mac OS 8.5.x users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.6 for free.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99)
Updates needed if running OS 8.1
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99)
Power Macintosh 4400 Update 1.0 - (8/20/98) The Power Macintosh 4400 Update contains two patches for Mac OS 8.1. The first patch corrects a memory corruption problem caused by Mac OS Extended (HFS+) that results in systems that will not boot after being upgraded to Mac OS 8.1. The symptom is a hang during startup (for example, when the Happy Mac icon appears, or when the "Welcome to Mac OS" screen appears, or while the extensions are loading). This problem can occur even if there are no Mac OS Extended volumes in use. The second patch corrects an obscure problem with the ATA Manager. The symptom is what appears to be a hung system -- the mouse pointer will move but the system does not respond (it is in an infinite loop). If you are using a PC Compatibility Card, you will not be able to switch back to the Mac OS environment. This update also corrects this problem. This update modifies the system file to correct the Mac OS Extended problem and installs the "4400 ATA INIT" extension to correct the ATA Manager problem. When the update is installed, the system version in the "About This Computer" window will be listed as "Mac OS 8.1" and "System Enabler 4400 Update". Note: an enabler is not installed. This information is listed so that users can determine if the update has been installed.
Updates needed if running OS 8.0
Note: Mac OS 8.0 users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.1 for free.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99)
Updates needed if running OS 7.6.x
Note: Mac OS 7.6 users can upgrade to Mac OS 7.6.1 for free.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99)
Updates needed if running OS 7.5.x
Note: System 7.5.x users can upgrade to System 7.5.5 for free.
Drive Setup 1.6.1 - (11/9/98) Use Drive Setup 1.6.1 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. Version 1.6.1 fixes a potential data transfer problem on the PowerBook 5300 and PowerBook 2300 operating in SCSI Disk Mode. Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.6.1.

Power Macintosh 6500 series
Pick your OS version:
* Mac OS 8.6
* Mac OS 8.5.x
* Mac OS 8.1
* Mac OS 8.0
* Mac OS 7.6.x
* System 7.5.x
 
Updates needed if running OS 8.6
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) Requires: 2, 3, 4, or 6 GB SCSI hard drive in some Power Macintosh & Performa configurations with firmware versions other than 0F0J. This bootable disk image contains a utility to fix a problem with a limited number of 2, 3, 4, and 6 GB SCSI hard drives in some Power Macintosh and Performa configurations that may experience a problem waking after the machines has been set to the Sleep mode.
Apple/GV 56K Modem Update 1.1.3 - (1/15/99) Includes Apple/GV 56K Updater 2.200 and Apple/GV 56K Updater v1.001. The Apple/GV 56K Updater 2.200 installs the V.90 protocol. If you have updated to the V.90 protocol and discover that your ISP only supports K56flex, run the Apple/GV 56K Updater v1.001 to install the K56flex protocol.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) Drive Setup installs software (called a disk driver) that allows your computer to communicate with the hard disk. Use Drive Setup 1.7.3 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. IMPORTANT Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.7.3. This version includes improved reliability for Ultra ATA transfers on G3 Blue and White machines.
Updates needed if running OS 8.5.x
Note: Mac OS 8.5.x users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.6 for free.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
Apple/GV 56K Modem Update 1.1.3 - (1/15/99) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 8.1
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
Apple/GV 56K Modem Update 1.1.3 - (1/15/99) See Description Above
AudioTuneUp 2.0 - (4/23/98) AudioTuneUp 2.0 fixes the following audio problems: On the PowerMacintosh 5500 feedback occurs when attempting to use some applications to record audio from the internal microphone.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
SerialDMA 2.1 - (7/8/98) Includes version 2.1 of the SerialDMA extension, which supplies a replacement serial driver for a specific set of Mac OS computers. This new driver fixes an incompatability that prevents certain serial devices, such as digital cameras, from establishing an initial connection. If you are using one of the Mac OS computers listed above, and you are using a serial device which cannot establish an initial connection, you should install this update.
Video Input Update 1.0.7 - (3/5/98) The 5500/6500 Video Input Update is a system extension that enhances system stability on Power Macintosh 5500, 6500, and Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh models when running video capture applications. Please refer to the Read Me file included with with this software for complete details.
Updates needed if running OS 8.0
Note: Mac OS 8.0 users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.1 for free.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
Apple/GV 56K Modem Update 1.1.3 - (1/15/99) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
SerialDMA 2.1 - (7/8/98) See Description Above
Video Input Update 1.0.7 - (3/5/98) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 7.6.x
Note: Mac OS 7.6 users can upgrade to Mac OS 7.6.1 for free.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
Apple/GV 56K Modem Update 1.1.3 - (1/15/99) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
5500/6500 Extras 1.0 - (7/18/97) Description: Includes 5500/6500 ATA Update 1.0, 5500/6500 Video Input Update 1.0.3, AudioTuneUp 1.3, which may not have been included on the computers listed above if Mac OS 7.6.1 was acquired through the Mac OS Up-To-Date program. This update also installs MoviePlayer 2.5.1, QuickTime(TM) MPEG Extension 1.0, and QuickTime(TM) VR 2.0. Users who have upgraded from System Software 7.5.5 to Mac OS 7.6.1 via the Mac OS Up-To-Date program should check to see if they have the following extensions in their System Folder:
5500/6500 ATA Update
5500/6500 Video Input Update
AudioTuneUp
Power Macintosh 5500/225, 6500/225 and 6500/250 users who do not have these extensions, should install the 5500/6500 Extras Update. Current Power Macintosh 6500/225, 6500/250, 6500/275 and 6500/300 pre-installed with Mac OS 7.6.1, already include these 5500/6500 Updates. These users do not need to install this Update.
SerialDMA 2.1 - (7/8/98) See Description Above
Video Input Update 1.0.7 - (3/5/98) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 7.5.x
Note: System 7.5.x users can upgrade to System 7.5.5 for free.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
Apple/GV 56K Modem Update 1.1.3 - (1/15/99) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.6.1 - (11/9/98) Use Drive Setup 1.6.1 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. Version 1.6.1 fixes a potential data transfer problem on the PowerBook 5300 and PowerBook 2300 operating in SCSI Disk Mode. Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.6.1.
L2 Cache Disable 1.0 - (5/6/97) Requires: US System 7.5.5. Temporarily disables the L2 cache on Power Macintosh 5500 and 6500 computers. The Power Macintosh 5500/225, 6500/225 and 6500/250 computers include an L2 cache module which improves your overall system performance. Apple is investigating an issue with some L2 cache modules on the Power Macintosh 5500/225 6500/225 and 6500/250 computers where a user is unable to install system and application software on their hard drive without errors. The symptoms can appear as follows:
* The installation is interrupted by a dialog box that reads, for example, "Unable to decompress file 'xxxx' because of a data mismatch error." After dismissing the dialog box, the user is either able to continue installing or the only option is to stop the installation depending on which type of installer is being used. * During software installation, system hangs (cursor arrow still moves), system freezes (cursor arrow does not move), or Type 10 errors can occur requiring a reboot.
This extension temporarily disables the L2 cache on your computer allowing you to install system and application software without the symptoms mentioned above.
Video Input Update 1.0.7 - (3/5/98) See Description Above
 

Power Macintosh 5500 series
Pick your OS version:
* Mac OS 8.6
* Mac OS 8.5.x
* Mac OS 8.1
* Mac OS 8.0
* Mac OS 7.6.x
* System 7.5.x
 
Updates needed if running OS 8.6
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) Requires: 2, 3, 4, or 6 GB SCSI hard drive in some Power Macintosh & Performa configurations with firmware versions other than 0F0J. This bootable disk image contains a utility to fix a problem with a limited number of 2, 3, 4, and 6 GB SCSI hard drives in some Power Macintosh and Performa configurations that may experience a problem waking after the machines has been set to the Sleep mode.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) Drive Setup installs software (called a disk driver) that allows your computer to communicate with the hard disk. Use Drive Setup 1.7.3 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. IMPORTANT Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.7.3. This version includes improved reliability for Ultra ATA transfers on G3 Blue and White machines.
Updates needed if running OS 8.5.x
Note: Mac OS 8.5.x users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.6 for free.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 8.1
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97 See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
SerialDMA 2.1 - (7/8/98) Includes version 2.1 of the SerialDMA extension, which supplies a replacement serial driver for a specific set of Mac OS computers. This new driver fixes an incompatability that prevents certain serial devices, such as digital cameras, from establishing an initial connection. If you are using one of the Mac OS computers listed above, and you are using a serial device which cannot establish an initial connection, you should install this update.
Video Input Update 1.0.7 - (3/5/98) The 5500/6500 Video Input Update is a system extension that enhances system stability on Power Macintosh 5500, 6500, and Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh models when running video capture applications. Please refer to the Read Me file included with with this software for complete details.
Updates needed if running OS 8.0
Note: Mac OS 8.0 users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.1 for free.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
SerialDMA 2.1 - (7/8/98) See Description Above
Video Input Update 1.0.7 - (3/5/98) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 7.6.x
Note: Mac OS 7.6 users can upgrade to Mac OS 7.6.1 for free.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
5500/6500 Extras 1.0 - (7/18/97) Description: Includes 5500/6500 ATA Update 1.0, 5500/6500 Video Input Update 1.0.3, AudioTuneUp 1.3, which may not have been included on the computers listed above if Mac OS 7.6.1 was acquired through the Mac OS Up-To-Date program. This update also installs MoviePlayer 2.5.1, QuickTime(TM) MPEG Extension 1.0, and QuickTime(TM) VR 2.0. Users who have upgraded from System Software 7.5.5 to Mac OS 7.6.1 via the Mac OS Up-To-Date program should check to see if they have the following extensions in their System Folder:
5500/6500 ATA Update
5500/6500 Video Input Update
AudioTuneUp
Power Macintosh 5500/225, 6500/225 and 6500/250 users who do not have these extensions, should install the 5500/6500 Extras Update. Current Power Macintosh 6500/225, 6500/250, 6500/275 and 6500/300 pre-installed with Mac OS 7.6.1, already include these 5500/6500 Updates. These users do not need to install this Update.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
SerialDMA 2.1 - (7/8/98) See Description Above
Video Input Update 1.0.7 - (3/5/98) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 7.5.x
Note: System 7.5.x users can upgrade to System 7.5.5 for free.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.6.1 - (11/9/98) See Description Above
L2 Cache Disable 1.0 - (5/6/97) Requires: US System 7.5.5. Temporarily disables the L2 cache on Power Macintosh 5500 and 6500 computers. The Power Macintosh 5500/225, 6500/225 and 6500/250 computers include an L2 cache module which improves your overall system performance. Apple is investigating an issue with some L2 cache modules on the Power Macintosh 5500/225 6500/225 and 6500/250 computers where a user is unable to install system and application software on their hard drive without errors. The symptoms can appear as follows:
* The installation is interrupted by a dialog box that reads, for example, "Unable to decompress file 'xxxx' because of a data mismatch error." After dismissing the dialog box, the user is either able to continue installing or the only option is to stop the installation depending on which type of installer is being used. * During software installation, system hangs (cursor arrow still moves), system freezes (cursor arrow does not move), or Type 10 errors can occur requiring a reboot.
This extension temporarily disables the L2 cache on your computer allowing you to install system and application software without the symptoms mentioned above.
Video Input Update 1.0.7 - (3/5/98) See Description Above
 

Power Macintosh 5400 & 6400 series
Pick your OS version:
* Mac OS 8.6
* Mac OS 8.5.x
* Mac OS 8.1
* Mac OS 8.0
* Mac OS 7.6.x
* System 7.5.x
 
Updates needed if running OS 8.6
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) Requires: A 1.2 GB drive on a Power Macintosh or Performa with firmware version 1.37 and below. This bootable disk image contains a utility to fix a problem with a limited number of 1.2 GB ATA hard drives in some Power Macintosh and Performa configurations that can cause a flashing question mark at startup. 1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 will upgrade the firmware on the affected drives and is only needed for 1.2 GB ATA drives with firmware versions 1.37 and below. Due to an anomaly with some of the 1.2 GB ATA hard drives, a limited number of configurations of the Power Macintosh and Performa models may experience an intermittent flashing question mark from a cold boot or a restart. Restarting the computer may allow the hard drive to boot up properly, but the flashing question mark may return upon the next cold boot. In order to update the firmware on a hard drive, you must boot the computer from a diskette made from this image. To make a floppy, hold down the option key when opening this disk image in Disk Copy.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) Requires: 2, 3, 4, or 6 GB SCSI hard drive in some Power Macintosh & Performa configurations with firmware versions other than 0F0J. This bootable disk image contains a utility to fix a problem with a limited number of 2, 3, 4, and 6 GB SCSI hard drives in some Power Macintosh and Performa configurations that may experience a problem waking after the machines has been set to the Sleep mode.
6360/64xx/54xx Update 1.0 - (11/19/96) Corrects problems that may occur with external SCSI devices and adds support for additional Ethernet network protocols. This update is designed for use with Macintosh Performa 6360, 64xx series Macintosh computers, such as the Macintosh Performa 6400 and the Power Macintosh 6400, and 54xx series Macintosh computers, such as the Macintosh Performa 5400 and Power Macintosh 5400.
* Fixes problems with using some external SCSI devices, such as external hard disks, scanners, or removable storage devices.
* Fixes problems with printing to a Personal LaserWriter SC or LaserWriter II SC printer. Apple recommends using QuickDraw GX and the LaserWriter II SC GX printer driver with LaserWriter SC printers because there are known problems with the non-GX LaserWriter SC printer driver. You can install QuickDraw GX from the system software CD-ROM disc that came with your computer or download the software from the Apple Software Update sites on the Internet via <http://www.info.apple.com/swupdates/>, America Online, or CompuServe.
* Adds support for additional Ethernet network protocols. If your computer uses the optional Ethernet CS II card to provide Ethernet networking, the 6360/64xx/54xx Update installs files that provide support for the MacIPX and Local Area Transport (LAT) network protocols.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) Drive Setup installs software (called a disk driver) that allows your computer to communicate with the hard disk. Use Drive Setup 1.7.3 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. IMPORTANT Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.7.3. This version includes improved reliability for Ultra ATA transfers on G3 Blue and White machines.
 
Updates needed if running OS 8.5.x
Note: Mac OS 8.5.x users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.6 for free.
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
6360/64xx/54xx Update 1.0 - (11/19/96) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 8.1
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
6360/64xx/54xx Update 1.0 - (11/19/96) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) See Description Above
AudioTuneUp 2.0 - (4/23/98) AudioTuneUp 2.0 fixes the following audio problems: On the PowerMacintosh 5500 feedback occurs when attempting to use some applications to record audio from the internal microphone.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 8.0
Note: Mac OS 8.0 users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.1 for free.
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
6360/64xx/54xx Update 1.0 - (11/19/96) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 7.6.x
Note: Mac OS 7.6 users can upgrade to Mac OS 7.6.1 for free.
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
6360/64xx/54xx Update 1.0 - (11/19/96) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) See Description Above
Disk Tools 7.6 - (7/8/97) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 7.5.x
Note: System 7.5.x users can upgrade to System 7.5.5 for free.
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.6.1 - (11/9/98) Use Drive Setup 1.6.1 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. Version 1.6.1 fixes a potential data transfer problem on the PowerBook 5300 and PowerBook 2300 operating in SCSI Disk Mode. Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.6.1.
 

Power Macintosh - Performa 52xx/53xx/62xx/63xx
Pick your OS version:
* Mac OS 8.6
* Mac OS 8.5.x
* Mac OS 8.1
* Mac OS 8.0
* Mac OS 7.6.x
* System 7.5.x
 
Updates needed if running OS 8.6
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) Requires: A 1.2 GB drive on a Power Macintosh or Performa with firmware version 1.37 and below. This bootable disk image contains a utility to fix a problem with a limited number of 1.2 GB ATA hard drives in some Power Macintosh and Performa configurations that can cause a flashing question mark at startup. 1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 will upgrade the firmware on the affected drives and is only needed for 1.2 GB ATA drives with firmware versions 1.37 and below. Due to an anomaly with some of the 1.2 GB ATA hard drives, a limited number of configurations of the Power Macintosh and Performa models may experience an intermittent flashing question mark from a cold boot or a restart. Restarting the computer may allow the hard drive to boot up properly, but the flashing question mark may return upon the next cold boot. In order to update the firmware on a hard drive, you must boot the computer from a diskette made from this image. To make a floppy, hold down the option key when opening this disk image in Disk Copy.
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) Requires: 2, 3, 4, or 6 GB SCSI hard drive in some Power Macintosh & Performa configurations with firmware versions other than 0F0J. This bootable disk image contains a utility to fix a problem with a limited number of 2, 3, 4, and 6 GB SCSI hard drives in some Power Macintosh and Performa configurations that may experience a problem waking after the machines has been set to the Sleep mode.
5xxx/6xxx Tester 1.0 - (6/12/96) Diagnostic utility for Performa and Power Macintosh 5xxx and 6xxx series computers. The 5XXX/6XXX tester is designed to perform a diagnostic test on the logic board. It is designed to test for known component issues which may cause system freezing. It should only be run on Power Macintosh/Performa 5XXX/6XXX series computers, as the information it provides is only of benefit for those machines. Please note that this application is not designed for use with the Power Macintosh/Performa 5400, 6360 and 6400 computers.
If you are experiencing problems with your computer other than system freezing, please contact Apple computer or an authorized Apple service provider. Other helpful information can be found in the "Troubleshooting" section of your User's Guide or on Apple's internet web site. Apple's web site is located at <http://www.info.apple.com>.
If this application is run on a Power Macintosh/Performa 5XXX/6XXX series computer and it finds a problem, it will present one of the following messages:
The logic board has been checked and a potential issue has been found. Please contact Apple customer support or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to have the logic board replaced as part of the repair extension program.
A potential issue with the Cache has been found. Please contact Apple customer support or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to have the Cache replaced as part of the repair extension program.
If no problems have been found, this application will present the following message:
The logic board has been checked and none of the specific, known hardware issues that are covered under this program were found. If you are experiencing problems, we recommend that you verify that any software applications you are using are compatible with your computer. You can do this by contacting the developer of the software. You should also follow the procedures described in the troubleshooting section of the User's Guide to reduce any freezing issues you are experiencing.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) Drive Setup installs software (called a disk driver) that allows your computer to communicate with the hard disk. Use Drive Setup 1.7.3 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. IMPORTANT Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.7.3. This version includes improved reliability for Ultra ATA transfers on G3 Blue and White machines.
Updates needed if running OS 8.5.x
Note: Mac OS 8.5.x users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.6 for free.
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
5xxx/6xxx Tester 1.0 - (6/12/96) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) Apple Telecom is the software that is needed to use an Apple Express Modem, GeoPort Telephone Adapter Pod, or the GeoPort Internal Comm Slot modem. Although Apple Telecom 3.1.3 has not been modified since the release of Mac OS 7.5, it was tested for compatibility with Mac OS 8.5. Apple Telecom software continues to provide basic modem functionality for GeoPort modems.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 8.1
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
5xxx/6xxx Tester 1.0 - (6/12/96) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 8.0
Note: Mac OS 8.0 users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.1 for free.
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
5xxx/6xxx Tester 1.0 - (6/12/96) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Floppy Fix 1.0 - (8/21/97) Extension that corrects two problems (slow floppy diskette mounting and failures copying large files to floppy diskette) on 52xx/53xx/62xx/63xx (but not 6360) series computers.
Updates needed if running OS 7.6.x
Note: Mac OS 7.6 users can upgrade to Mac OS 7.6.1 for free.
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
5xxx/6xxx Tester 1.0 - (6/12/96) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
Floppy Fix 1.0 - (8/21/97) See Description Above
Updates needed if running OS 7.5.x
Note: System 7.5.x users can upgrade to System 7.5.5 for free.
1.2 GB Firmware Utility 1.1 - (10/21/97) See Description Above
2/3/4/6 GB Firmware Utility 1.0 - (11/20/97) See Description Above
5xxx/6xxx Tester 1.0 - (6/12/96) See Description Above
Apple Telecom 3.1.3 - (10/30/98) See Description Above
Drive Setup 1.6.1 - (11/9/98) Use Drive Setup 1.6.1 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. Version 1.6.1 fixes a potential data transfer problem on the PowerBook 5300 and PowerBook 2300 operating in SCSI Disk Mode. Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.6.1

Power Macintosh 4400
Pick your OS version:
* Mac OS 8.6
* Mac OS 8.5.x
* Mac OS 8.1
* Mac OS 8.0
* Mac OS 7.6.x
* System 7.5.x
 
Updates needed if running OS 8.6
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) Drive Setup installs software (called a disk driver) that allows your computer to communicate with the hard disk. Use Drive Setup 1.7.3 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. IMPORTANT Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.7.3. This version includes improved reliability for Ultra ATA transfers on G3 Blue and White machines.

Updates needed if running OS 8.5.x

Note: Mac OS 8.5.x users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.6 for free.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above

Updates needed if running OS 8.1

Power Macintosh 4400 Update 1.0 - (8/20/98) The Power Macintosh 4400 Update contains two patches for Mac OS 8.1. The first patch corrects a memory corruption problem caused by Mac OS Extended (HFS+) that results in systems that will not boot after being upgraded to Mac OS 8.1. The symptom is a hang during startup (for example, when the Happy Mac icon appears, or when the "Welcome to Mac OS" screen appears, or while the extensions are loading). This problem can occur even if there are no Mac OS Extended volumes in use. The second patch corrects an obscure problem with the ATA Manager. The symptom is what appears to be a hung system -- the mouse pointer will move but the system does not respond (it is in an infinite loop). If you are using a PC Compatibility Card, you will not be able to switch back to the Mac OS environment. This update also corrects this problem. This update modifies the system file to correct the Mac OS Extended problem and installs the "4400 ATA INIT" extension to correct the ATA Manager problem. When the update is installed, the system version in the "About This Computer" window will be listed as "Mac OS 8.1" and "System Enabler 4400 Update". Note: an enabler is not installed. This information is listed so that users can determine if the update has been installed.
AudioTuneUp 2.0 - (4/23/98) AudioTuneUp 2.0 fixes the following audio problems: * On PowerMac G3 and PowerMac 4400 models attempting to record from the external microphone using QuickTime does not work.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
SerialDMA 2.1 - (7/8/98) Includes version 2.1 of the SerialDMA extension, which supplies a replacement serial driver for a specific set of Mac OS computers. This new driver fixes an incompatability that prevents certain serial devices, such as digital cameras, from establishing an initial connection. If you are using one of the Mac OS computers listed above, and you are using a serial device which cannot establish an initial connection, you should install this update.

Updates needed if running OS 8.0

Note: Mac OS 8.0 users can upgrade to Mac OS 8.1 for free.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
SerialDMA 2.1 - (7/8/98) See Description Above

Updates needed if running OS 7.6.x

Note: Mac OS 7.6 users can upgrade to Mac OS 7.6.1 for free.
Drive Setup 1.7.3 - (6/11/99) See Description Above
SerialDMA 2.1 - (7/8/98) See Description Above

Updates needed if running OS 7.5.x

Note: System 7.5.x users can upgrade to System 7.5.5 for free.
Drive Setup 1.6.1 - (11/9/98) Use Drive Setup 1.6.1 to update your disk driver or to reinitialize a disk. When you initialize a disk, all of its contents are erased. Version 1.6.1 fixes a potential data transfer problem on the PowerBook 5300 and PowerBook 2300 operating in SCSI Disk Mode. Earlier versions of Drive Setup can reintroduce issues resolved with Drive Setup 1.6.1.

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