How can i "undo" the latest update?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Resqu2, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I want to go back to 10.6.7 (10.6.8 now) on my 13" 2011 MBP. It's not backed up using time machine. I do have Win7 on Parallels and MS Office for Mac
    and I know I can do a restore from the CD's but will I loose these programs?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Your best choice is to Archive and Install, which will keep all your files and apps. From there, download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.7 Combo Update from Apple's website.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will check into that, new to Macs and this is the first time I needed to do something out of the ordinary.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    maclaptop

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    Besides the obvious (it doesn't touch your apps & files) what I really like about this choice is it's speed & reliability. Including the 10.6.7 Combo Update, you'll have the job completed in a very short period of time.

    Smooth as silk :)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To do the archive and install do I use the OSX disk that I got with my system and I'm guessing it will prompt me for this choice?

    Thanks, like I said, I'm totally new to Macs so this may seem like a "stupid" question.
     
  6. celticpride678

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    Snow Leopard will Archive and Install by default, so you won't have to chose anything.
     
  7. macrumors regular

    gakuran hitori

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  8. macrumors regular

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    For one if you have a Mac Pro and are trying to use displayport on an ATI 5770 card. 10.6.8 seems to have broken that.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well my issue has been resolved, after the 10.6.8 update my MBP went from 115 deg f that it normally runs to 185 deg f with nothing running and the fans running 5000 rpm's. I noticed my dock was using 100 percent CPU and spotted a thread below mine with the same issues. Seems parallels and 10.6.8 didn't get along very well. Someone posted a "fix" in post 7 of that thread and now I'm a happy camper again.
     

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