Can I revert a software update due to issues?

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  1. Miqs macrumors member

    Miqs

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    There was a software update recently with a revised file for Epson printers. However I cannot get my printer to print any documents from my Mac now so think the software update may have cause a problem. Can I revert this back to where I was before the update? I am fully backed up on external disk (Time Machine). I am on Mac OSX 10.7.5.
     
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    Yes you can, but you would have to restore the entire disk back with Time Machine to a time before the update.

    Option key boot to the TM disk then use Disk Util to erase your disk then click restore. You will get a window with the restore dates available along the right side. Just pick a date before the printer update and restore.

    The only issue is if you have say a document that was created after that resort date it will not be on e drive after the restore. The restore will put your entire Mac back like it was on that date you select.

    The issue then will be the very next time you run software update that printer driver will popup again, so you would need to make sure not to install it.
     

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