Format and restore with TM

itboom

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May 22, 2012
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Hello everyone, i have a mac mini (2010), and sadly, i need to downgrade back to OS X 10.6 (need to use PPC apps),
i have a time machine with this computer that includes all my apps.

because i am downgrading, i am wondering if there is a possibility to downgrade using the installing DVD that came with the computer, and restore the apps that i currently have using my TimeMachine.

thank you for your help.
 

stridemat

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Apr 2, 2008
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Hello everyone, i have a mac mini (2010), and sadly, i need to downgrade back to OS X 10.6 (need to use PPC apps),
i have a time machine with this computer that includes all my apps.

because i am downgrading, i am wondering if there is a possibility to downgrade using the installing DVD that came with the computer, and restore the apps that i currently have using my TimeMachine.

thank you for your help.
Hi,

You can format and install with the DVD that came with your Mac. I would probably not restore the apps as you may run into some problems, some may only be compatible with newer versions of OS X. Best bet is to re-download them.

It would be fine to restore your personal files though.
 
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itboom

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May 22, 2012
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ah, the apps is what i am worried about, i have very slow internet (200KBPS max download) and to redownload everything from the app store would take me a few WEEKS... any tips?
 
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stridemat

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ah, the apps is what i am worried about, i have very slow internet (200KBPS max download) and to redownload everything from the app store would take me a few WEEKS... any tips?
Well if that's the case then try a full restore (apps and all) worst case is that some of your apps may not work and you will have to uninstall them.
 
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itboom

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May 22, 2012
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in that case, wont it put OS X LION back?

and here is just the games i got from the app store- (each is 6-9Gbit, and ill download at 200...)
 
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stridemat

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Apr 2, 2008
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That's why you need to format the hard drive first, install the version of OS X you want, connect your back up and restore your apps and files.
 
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