How to go back from ML to SL?

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  1. 2012Tony2012, May 28, 2013
    Last edited: May 28, 2013

    2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
    I do not like Mountain Lion at all, since upgrading, my iMac runs like a pig, even though I have 4GB RAM, and ML freezes often, which is so annoying! I miss SNow Leopard and want to go back!

    Now I understand why GGstudios never upgraded from SL :p

    So...How do I do that? Will installing SL from scratch erase the ML recovery partition?

    Thank you.:)
  2. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
    Thanks GGJ, after I do a fresh install of SL, I am NOT going to install any rubbish cleaner apps, and I am going to use Finder to uninstall apps, and follow your example, because I have come to understand YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT :D

    I am going to do a complete NEW fresh SL install. Should I remove the ML recovery partition first?
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The 2nd link I posted has detailed, step-by-step instructions.
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    It's worth pointing out that slowness and freezing are not the standard experience of ML, so it may be possible to fix those issues without resorting to downgrading your OS.
  5. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
    What about this?


    I often have 12+ browser windows open at the same time, viewing videos on many different webpages, in SL it handled it, in ML, it runs slow, and freezes up regularly, obviously struggles to keep up due to hardware limitations I conclude. I am running an 2007 iMac, maybe that's the reason why it struggles to run ML and multitasking.

    SL never gave me these issues. So back to SL I go.

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