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betty
June 26th, 2004, 03:42 PM
I have just found by a grade school dumpster 2 macintosh color LC III pc's. They seem to function well but they are locked by a program called AT Ease which I was told was used on school computers so kids cannot change settings. I would like to format & reinstall an operating system but how can I bypass this At Ease as the floppy drive will not work with At Ease running so no one can boot from a boot disk. Also what operating systems can an old computer like this run. I was going to try to find an operating system for it on Ebay but not sure what it will run.

vic user
June 27th, 2004, 02:57 AM
i will look around in my mac boks, and see if i can find out how to bypass it.

here is a link for some specs:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_lc/stats/mac_lc_iii.html

http://www.lowendmac.com/lc/lciii.shtml

i like lowendmac... i go there lots to find out info on the mac's i have

chris

betty
June 27th, 2004, 04:40 AM
:D Thanks for the links. :lol: If you find any info on how to bypass At Ease let me know. :!:

vic user
June 28th, 2004, 04:42 AM
this is all i could find so far:

http://www.lowendmac.com/macdan/010319mm.html

chris

The Czar
February 16th, 2005, 08:18 AM
To disable AT EASE, you are most likely going to have to put the drives in another computer and format them thatway. Or, you can try to boot off of a disk tools diskette and format the drive that way.

If you're looking for an OS for the LC III, you can find one for Free from Apple: http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/

Unless you have 8MB RAM, I would go with System 7.0.x. Otherwise, System 7.5.x will work. If you go the 7.5.x route, get system 7.5.3 and update to 7.5.5 (both free). 7.5.5 is much more stable than 7.5.3.

Cheers,

The Czar