Can I go back to Snow Leopard without erase my diskI dont have TM

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ninickck, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. ninickck macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    I'm using a 500GB HD, I dont have enough space to back up my disk.

    I just upgraded to 10.7 Lion and I wanna go back to Snow Leopard.

    But I can install it with the orginal DVD.

    Is there any solution to my issue?

  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    No, you can't. You have to erase the disk.

    Bit silly to install a beta on your main disk.
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Now that you are stuck with a beta OS on your main machine, best get an external backup going ASAP in case anything happens.
  4. dethmaShine macrumors 68000

    Apr 13, 2010
    Into the lungs of Hell
    Not that I should be picky, one should be developer to install the OS. You don't seem one. :rolleyes:

    Also, it's common sense to keep a TM backup.

    What you should do is to partition the drive and install Snow Leopard again.

    And simply copy the Applications and paste them into the your /Applications/ directory under the snow leopard partitions. And transfer other files in the same way. :|
  5. ninickck thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    Good Idea...Thanks, I'll try this!
  6. brijazz macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    No backup, and an illegally-obtained beta of an OS: a winning combination :rolleyes:

    Seriously, get yourself a backup hard drive. You have a 500GB internal disk; a 500GB external disk is $75 or less... spend the money!
  7. saguakid macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2011
    If u install this in your computer like I did,Can you eventually get other updates and final release of Lion,Im not planning to go back to SL
  8. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

    Lord Appleseed

    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple Manor
    Why wouldn't you? It's always possible to upgrade.
  9. saguakid macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2011
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    Ok., that's all I need to know.. So I can have the final lion release.. I love it!!
  10. eromero90 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    Yes you can

    Yes you can do it, I did it. Simply boot from the SL DVD (make sure its the full version) and simply do an install. You will be back on SL, thought there is one problem that I have discovered, I may be on 10.6.6 yet its still a mix with 10.7 Users library folder is hidden and some apps simply keep crashing.

    To avoid such thing, you could create a new partition and install SL on it and then delete the old one, or simply erase the drive and install SL directly from scratch

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