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I'm installing a new HD into a Q650 and would rather use Apples latest HD Setup software rather than a fancier package. Question--how do I now create a bootable floppy with the latest HD Setup software? Can I use an older 7xx System with the newer HD Setup software?
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You should be able to. All HDSetup does is install the latest driver, and it communicates with that driver. It also formats the disk but the format standard hasn't changed since System 7 was released at the latest (its called Inside Mac V partitioning). So it shouldn't matter which System is on the floppy as long as it's at least System 7.1 (just to make sure the HDSetup application can be launched). But you should be sure to use the driver that comes with the System you're installing on the hard disk itself. That is, don't install System 7.1 on the hard disk and use the HDSetup that comes with System 7.5.3, for example. If you later want to upgrade the System on the hard disk, then just update the disk's driver (which you can do without reformatting).
  However, to be as safe as possible, you should boot from the System CD and use the HDSetup from that. That way you won't have to worry about whether the floppy is OK. Then if you need to install updates that aren't on the CD, just use the newer HDSetup to update the driver itself.
  Of course, you might not have a CD-ROM drive or any large-capacity drive (like a Zip) in which case you'll have to do it with floppies. (Which may be why you're asking in the first place.)
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