Format and restore with TM

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by itboom, May 22, 2012.

  1. itboom
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    Hello everyone, i have a mac mini (2010), and sadly, i need to downgrade back to OS X 10.6 (need to use PPC apps),
    i have a time machine with this computer that includes all my apps.

    because i am downgrading, i am wondering if there is a possibility to downgrade using the installing DVD that came with the computer, and restore the apps that i currently have using my TimeMachine.

    thank you for your help.
     
  2. stridemat
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    Hi,

    You can format and install with the DVD that came with your Mac. I would probably not restore the apps as you may run into some problems, some may only be compatible with newer versions of OS X. Best bet is to re-download them.

    It would be fine to restore your personal files though.
     
  3. itboom
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    ah, the apps is what i am worried about, i have very slow internet (200KBPS max download) and to redownload everything from the app store would take me a few WEEKS... any tips?
     
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    Well if that's the case then try a full restore (apps and all) worst case is that some of your apps may not work and you will have to uninstall them.
     
  5. itboom
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    in that case, wont it put OS X LION back?
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    and here is just the games i got from the app store- (each is 6-9Gbit, and ill download at 200...)
     
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    That's why you need to format the hard drive first, install the version of OS X you want, connect your back up and restore your apps and files.
     
  7. itboom
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    didn't you say that APPS won't work?
     
  8. stridemat
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    Some apps might not work, but some might be ok. It's a case of trial and error.
     

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