Replace Lion using Time Machine?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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?
     
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    maflynn

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    #2
    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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