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Hrmwsu
Aug 4, 2011, 11:02 PM
I am currently using Lion. I don't like it. Plain and simple.

How do I switch to me previous OS?

Please and thank you.

P.S. (I'm new to MacRumors, please don't kill me if this is a dumb question)



appleguy123
Aug 4, 2011, 11:05 PM
YOu Have to back up your data and erase your hard drive. Then reinstall SL from your Mac disk.

Hrmwsu
Aug 4, 2011, 11:07 PM
YOu Have to back up your data and erase your hard drive. Then reinstall SL from your Mac disk.

Alright, call me stupid. What's the easiest way to do that? Can I drag and drop one single thing into a portable hard drive?

appleguy123
Aug 4, 2011, 11:11 PM
Alright, call me stupid. What's the easiest way to do that? Can I drag and drop one single thing into a portable hard drive?

I don't actually know, but I'm pretty sure a time machine backup would work.

Hrmwsu
Aug 4, 2011, 11:12 PM
I don't actually know, but I'm pretty sure a time machine backup would work.

I have NO idea how that works.

appleguy123
Aug 4, 2011, 11:18 PM
I have NO idea how that works.

System preferences>time machine. Flip the switch to on and locate your backup drive.

Hrmwsu
Aug 4, 2011, 11:20 PM
System preferences>time machine. Flip the switch to on and locate your backup drive.

Alright, what if I bought my mac and it came with SL, do i still have those disks?

appleguy123
Aug 4, 2011, 11:22 PM
Alright, what if I bought my mac and it came with SL, do i still have those disks?

I don't know if you have those disks. I can't check your house for you. Lol

Edit: are you asking if those are the right disks? Because they are.

Hrmwsu
Aug 4, 2011, 11:38 PM
I don't know if you have those disks. I can't check your house for you. Lol

Edit: are you asking if those are the right disks? Because they are.

Yes, the second part. Haha.

saving107
Aug 4, 2011, 11:44 PM
I don't know if you have those disks. I can't check your house for you. Lol


:D


Alright, call me stupid. What's the easiest way to do that? Can I drag and drop one single thing into a portable hard drive?

Unless you have time machine enabled, which from readying above I gather that you don't, then you will need to copy (drag and drop) these 6 folders into an external hard drive.

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/45/screenshot20110804at940.png

They are located under Macintosh HD> Users> (User Name)

they are the core folders that more likely hold your media. How many user accounts do you have on your computer?

Also, Time Machine will be the easiest way to back-up everything.

appleguy123
Aug 4, 2011, 11:45 PM
That won't back up any of your setting though. I recommend activating time machine.

Hrmwsu
Aug 4, 2011, 11:51 PM
That won't back up any of your setting though. I recommend activating time machine.

I have mine and a guest account that is never used.

That's really all I need?

saving107
Aug 4, 2011, 11:52 PM
That won't back up any of your setting though. I recommend activating time machine.

is it recommended/possible to restore settings if your coming from Lion?

I know that it works if your upgrading, but does it make a difference if your downgrading?

shrx
Aug 5, 2011, 05:16 AM
just use this method and you will keep everything (settings included)
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13060968&highlight=#post13060968