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Macmini2010
Feb 27, 2011, 08:47 PM
Hey, yesterday I downloaded Mac os X Lion beta.
After using it I realized that my windows partition wasn't working and Lion had some bugs, so I decided to go back to Snow Leopard.
Anyone knows how to do this?
Can I do it by reinstalling SL from the SL disk?
Will it erase my entire hard drive?
Please reply



axu539
Feb 27, 2011, 08:59 PM
Hey, yesterday I downloaded Mac os X Lion beta.
After using it I realized that my windows partition wasn't working and Lion had some bugs, so I decided to go back to Snow Leopard.
Anyone knows how to do this?
Can I do it by reinstalling SL from the SL disk?
Will it erase my entire hard drive?
Please reply

You can either full restore from a Time Machine SL backup from before you upgraded, or you have to do a full reinstall of SL which will erase your files. You cannot just use TM to backup the data from Lion and try to restore to SL, though, as I believe that won't work.

Macmini2010
Feb 27, 2011, 09:09 PM
You can either full restore from a Time Machine SL backup from before you upgraded, or you have to do a full reinstall of SL which will erase your files. You cannot just use TM to backup the data from Lion and try to restore to SL, though, as I believe that won't work.

What if I copy all the files to an external hard drive and copy them to the clean SL? Can I use time machine to just restore? without using time machine from Lion.

axu539
Feb 27, 2011, 09:31 PM
What if I copy all the files to an external hard drive and copy them to the clean SL? Can I use time machine to just restore? without using time machine from Lion.

If you drag your files to an external drive and just copy them back manually, you shouldn't need time machine at all. Just do that, do a clean install of SL, and drag your stuff back.

Macmini2010
Feb 27, 2011, 10:01 PM
If you drag your files to an external drive and just copy them back manually, you shouldn't need time machine at all. Just do that, do a clean install of SL, and drag your stuff back.

Thanks you for your help. But I think I'll stay with Lion. It has more features and the only external hard drive that I own is filled with stuff from work.