System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1: Availability, Installation

What version of System 7 Tune-Up should I use, and how should I install it?
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What Version To Use
Use version 1.1.1 of System 7 Tune-Up. System 7 Tune-Up 1.1 was released and then recalled because it caused unpredictable system behavior in low-memory situations.

When To Install System 7 Tune-Up
If you use System 7.0 or System 7.0.1, Apple recommends installing System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1. System 7.1 incorporates the functionality of System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1, so there is no need to install it.

System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1 is posted on AppleLink; follow this path:

Software Sampler
Apple SW Updates
System Software
System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1

Installation Notes
Apple recommends installing System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1 on all Macintosh systems running system software version 7.0 or 7.0.1. The components of System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1 were rolled into system 7.1. Therefore, it isn't necessary to install the Tune-Up into any release of system software after that version.

If you upgrade a Macintosh with System 7 Tune-Up installed to System 7.1, the Installer will disable the Tune-Up software, but won't remove it. To save disk space, delete the Tune-Up file from your Extensions folder in the System Folder.

Before installing System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1 on your Macintosh, read the entire Read Me file on the Tune-Up disk or the System 7 Tune-Up Version 1.1.1 Installation Instructions included in the Tune-Up 1.1.1 package.

To ensure proper software installation, Apple always recommends installing system, printer, or network software, including System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1, via the Installer. There are only a few unusual circumstances when you wouldn't use the Installer.

Be sure to install the System 7 Tune-Up software last. System 7 Tune-Up was released AFTER AppleTalk Remote Access, and it contains newer System 7 resources (System 7 tuner, LaserWriter, StyleWriter 7.2.2, File Sharing Extension 7.2, Chooser 7.1, and various system software patches). If you don't install System 7 Tune-Up last, AppleTalk Remote Access will install older versions of some of these resources. Shared computers may not appear in the Chooser.

During System 7 Tune-Up installation, AppleTalk is set to "Inactive" in the Chooser. You need to set AppleTalk to "Active" in the Chooser, and restart your Macintosh. Then you'll be able to open the Network control panel, and avoid the message that "AppleTalk Remote Access has not been properly installed" when you try to use it.

The first time you start your computer with Extensions on WITH Tune Up 1.1.1 installed, the System 7 Tuner installs an INIT resource into the System file. You can only see this INIT resource with a tool like ResEdit. After that first install, you can boot with Extensions off and you are still protected from the disappearing folder problem. The INIT loads from the System file regardless of whether Extensions are on, BUT the System 7 Tuner MUST be in the Extensions folder. If you throw away your system and reinstall, you will be unprotected until you start up with Extensions on WITH Tune Up 1.1.1 installed.

System 7 Tune-Up 1.1.1 installs these files:

* System 7 Tuner 1.1 extension (new for version 1.1.1)
* LaserWriter 7.1.1 driver (new for version 1.1)
* StyleWriter 7.2.2 driver (no change)
* Chooser 7.1 (no change)

Article Change History:
23 September 1993 - Revised: added information on when to install System 7 Tune-Up.
8 July 1993 - Revised: consolidated information from other articles.
8 February 1993 - Reviewed for technical accuracy.

Published Date: Feb 19, 2012