From Lion to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Macmini2010, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     

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