Downgrade from 10.10 to 10.9

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by mikber18, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. mikber18 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I've upgraded to 10.10 and now would like to revert to 10.9

    I haven't previously downloaded an installer of 10.9 from the app store nor have I setup a time machine backup.

    Can you please advise me of where I can find the installer file for Mavericks
     
  2. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

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    torrent
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Likely the only option if there is no way to get it from the App Store yourself.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Depending on the age of your MBP you may be able to do an internet restore of Mavericks or whichever version your shipped with.
     
  5. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    It is still available to developers through the mac dev center.

    You should only get apple system software from apple. Or else you are asking for trouble.
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    If it shipped with 10.9 then Internet Restore.
     
  7. mikber18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been able to download a copy of 10.9.4 on a friends Mac. I will try to do Internet restore before attempting to install from an image of the download. Will be in touch if it gives me grief
     
  8. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Only use authenticated Apple downloads

    VERY BAD ADVICE!!! :eek:

    Only use authenticated Apple downloads, or you are seriously asking for trouble by downloading, a (perhaps) tinkered, installer!
     
  9. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Heck, should be able to go into Mac App Store, click on "Purchases" and download the Mavericks installer from there as well.
     
  10. mikber18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I thought that too but since my mac was shipped with 10.9 I never had the need to download a copy and therefore such thing does not appear in my downloads.

    I bought the mac just two months ago so it was the last of the ones to be shipped with Mavericks. I will try to do internet restore see if that helps
     
  11. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Internet restore will absolutely install the version of OS X that shipped with your machine. On my MacBook Pro, it still downloads 10.7.5.
     
  12. mikber18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I go to reinstall OSX in recovery.

    A window opens

    "To set up the installation of OS X 10.10, click to continue"

    This suggests that latest version will install instead of the original correct?

    How can I therefore install "Original version?"
     
  13. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Boot holding Cmd + Opt + R, that will force Internet Recovery instead of the local recovery partition.
     
  14. mikber18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I have been able to start the process but it got stuck for best part of an hour on like 2 percent. The bar was just not moving at all. Any ideas?
     
  15. Traverse macrumors 603

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    If your Mac can with Mavericks you should be able to do Internet recovery to Mavericks.
     
  16. mikber18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    any reason why it would get stuck on 10 percent for best part of 1 hour and half. The mac came with Mavericks so it's completely compatible but the re-download / install just isn't moving.

    Am I going wrong somewhere?

    I will attempt to do it once again. Maybe I will have more luck this time.
     
  17. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    How fast is your internet connection in downloading? Wired or wireless?
     
  18. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If you continue to have a stalled download - are you using a wireless connection?
    That SHOULD work, but you may get better results with an ethernet connection, direct to your router.
     
  19. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    It's a big download, let it sit for a good long while.

    Mavericks probably isn't being hosted by the edge servers any more, which might make the download last longer.

    As a very long-term Apple user (1977 with Apple II), I am for the first time seriously considering rolling back myself. I probably won't, but it's a possibility this time around, never has been in the past.
     
  20. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Internet Recover works (I've used it), but a lot of factors can come into play. Your Internet speed, Apple's servers, slow installation.

    I'd leave it alone for a few hours and let it run.

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    That's how I felt. I did downgrade, but may upgrade again later. Yosemite brought so many good advancements, but that interface irks me. It isn't about if I like it or not, but they really dropped the ball on usability IMO.
     
  21. JonLa macrumors 6502

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    Be aware that if you regularly use iCloud and have upgraded to iCloud Drive then it's pointless going back to Mavericks, as you'll lose your iCloud access.

    My 2010 Air struggled with Yosemite so I've just done a completely clean install and it seems better. Certainly reclaimed a surprising amount of space!
     
  22. 435713, Nov 19, 2014
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    435713 macrumors 6502a

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    When I tried Internet recovery it would not work at all, just kept looping over and over again back to disk utility. Finally I just made sure everything I needed was backed up and just erased the HDD then did Internet recovery and it was all good. May have to do that OP, but it shouldn't be too bad.
     
  23. mikber18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok in such case I shall leave it alone for a few hours. Go to sleep and wake up in a while to see what the progress is.

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    Equally I don't mind doing this either becuase I have everything in cloud.

    should I give it a try
     
  24. 435713, Nov 19, 2014
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    435713 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. Was pretty easy. I think I recall you couldn't revert back to an older OS without wiping the drive, but I didn't mind. Keep us updated.
     
  25. mikber18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wiping the HD did the trick. Now waiting for the download to finish
     

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