Downgrading from Leopard to Tiger - A Simple Way?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hogmog, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. hogmog macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2006
    Thames Valley, UK
    Have run out of patience with Leopard and the fact that despite updating to 10.5.1, making sure MS Office 2004 is up to date, downloading latest printer drivers, fidling round with printer settings etc etc, I can't print from Word or PowerPoint, or use Excel at all. Will therefore be going back to Tiger. I have the original machine install disks (PB G4 1.67 without inbuilt iSight) and wondered:

    - if there is a quick way of going back to Tiger
    - if, because of the type install disk I have, will have to wipe HDD and install Tiger afresh and then load everything else back on.

    Thanks for any other additional advice.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Actually, it doesn't matter what kind of install disk you have. If you're going to downgrade you pretty much MUST perform either an Archive and Install or an Erase and Install (wipe HDD, as you put it), regardless of what version of Mac OS X you're downgrading from or to, even.

    I say it doesn't matter because, in the vast majority of cases, it doesn't. There are a few exceptions, but these should NOT apply to your situation.

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