Downgrade to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by h0ttballer, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. h0ttballer macrumors member

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    I have Lion GM, what is the procedure to downgrade to SL. Simply run the SL installer? Will I lose anything? Thank you!!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I don't think you'll be able to downgrade without formatting, but I could be wrong.
     
  3. WiLLGT09 macrumors regular

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    Do you have a Time Machine backup of your last Snow Leopard installation? I had the GM on my Mac and just booted from the restore DVD that came with my mac and did a regular "restore from backup" with Time Machine. No problems.

    EDIT: this is a one-way trip. I have another disk with my last GM Lion install. I could not "restore from backup" back up to OS X Lion while booted into a Snow Leopard disk.
     
  4. h0ttballer thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I dont have a back up :( Is there no way then?>
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Just manually back up what you need, then reinstall 10.6, then manually restore stuff. It's a pain, but that's about your only choice.
     
  6. WiLLGT09 macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing not. looks like a full-on reinstall then.
     

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