Possible to downgrade

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by tbluhp, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    Wirelessly posted

    Is it possible without reformat and reinstall to downgrade from 10.8 to 10.7 without having the need for system format and restore?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, your only option is to reinstall the OS


    Many people who loaded Mountain Lion have opted to clone their existing drive for back up purposes or creating a second volume for the beta OS
  3. macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2012
    Yes, if you have a Time Machine Backup, you can simply recover to the point just before you instal MLion.
    My suggestion would be you running the recovery partition and reinstall lion, no file will be deleted anyway.
    oops, sorry, didn't read your post clearly

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