Replace Lion using Time Machine?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by BalsamGuy, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2011
    I upgraded one of our IMACS to Lion and now want to go back to Snow Leopard due to Lion's incompatibility with Office 2004. (Yes I should have done my research prior to the install.) I use Time Machine. Can I restore the computer to the preinstall by restoring with Time Machine? Will this restore the Snow Leopard operating system?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yes, but you need to do a couple of pre-steps.

    First you'll need to boot off the SL disks, then select disk utility to create a single partition. That way you eliminate the recovery partition.
    Then select the Time Machine restore from the menu (tools menu I believe)

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