Downgrade 10.6 to 10.5

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ccolaco, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. ccolaco macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded from OS X 10.5 to the WWDC '09 Developer Build of 10.6, but find it too buggy for my everyday use. I wanted to know what is the best way to go back to 10.5. I want to essentially "downgrade" as I do not have time to go a full installation of 10.5. Do I just boot from my 10.5 disc and install it as if I was doing it as an upgrade? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Not sure if you can, but that's your own fault for downloading something that would obviously be buggy.
     
  3. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    What good is giving out a developers build if no one is going to install it. You don't need to treat him bad for installing something to test.

    To OP:
    A clean install with a leopard disc would work.
     
  4. ccolaco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    THanks a lot. I guess I'll just do a clean install.
     
  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I don't think that Apple advises people to use pre-release software as their primarily, day to day product. At least thats what Apple has always told me in the past.
     
  6. ccolaco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am well aware of the risks involved when installing developer build software. I've done the same thing when 10.5 first came out, as well as iPhone beta software. So I know what I am doing. I am certainly not an amateur in this sense as I planned on going back to 10.5 all along. I was simply asking if there was a way to do it by avoiding a clean install. I was planning on doing a clean install anyway at some point, just didn't have time to do it right now.
     
  7. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Umm, hence the name, DEVELOPERS build. So obviously Apple only wants DEVELOPERS to download it.
     
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