Can't downgrade back to Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by petrucci666, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    I created a bootable USB with Mavericks on it (using DiskMaker), did the whole restart-hold Option key to boot from USB thing and the system would just panic. Then I'd restart and go back to Yosemite.

    Tried a few more times, and it always gets stuck and panics.


    How do I get back to Mavericks?


    Thanks!
     
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    What model of system do you have? Specifically, was 10.9 preinstalled?
     
  3. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's a mid-2012 Macbook Air, and I believe it came with 10.8
     
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    Hmm, so any installer should work; you don't need a system-specific one.

    You may want to try using the createinstallmedia tool instead of DiskMaker. I'm not sure that it'll make any difference, but it couldn't hurt.
     

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