Have Leopard, can I downgraded to the latest edition of Tiger?

MK25toLife

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Aug 7, 2007
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Alot of my music programs aren't working on Leopard. I should have waited to upgrade but I was too excited. Now I want to downgrade back to Tiger. The heart of my operation, my monitors, don't even work! Help!
 

Fuzzy14

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Nov 19, 2006
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If you have just bought a new computer already pre-installed with Leopard then you can't normally go back (check the Apple knowledge base for a list of what computers can go back to what revision - sorry I can't be bothered to look for the link for you.) If your computer came installed with Tiger (or earlier) then it should just be a case of running the install disc.

However I think you should get to the bottom of why nothing is working, it should. This isn't Vista.

Whatdoyouknow? I could be bothered after all. Try this
 

MK25toLife

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Original poster
Aug 7, 2007
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If you have just bought a new computer already pre-installed with Leopard then you can't normally go back (check the Apple knowledge base for a list of what computers can go back to what revision - sorry I can't be bothered to look for the link for you.) If your computer came installed with Tiger (or earlier) then it should just be a case of running the install disc.

However I think you should get to the bottom of why nothing is working, it should. This isn't Vista.
Well the reason is b/c I need to install the updated drivers that are not available yet. I don't want to wait b/c I don't know how long that will take. My iMac came w/Tiger, totally forgot about using the install disc, thanks! How do I make sure I don't lose anything though?
 

Fuzzy14

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Nov 19, 2006
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Well the reason is b/c I need to install the updated drivers that are not available yet. I don't want to wait b/c I don't know how long that will take. My iMac came w/Tiger, totally forgot about using the install disc, thanks! How do I make sure I don't lose anything though?
How much would you miss it if you lost everything?
I always recommend backing up your precious data onto iPod, hard disc, DVD, anything.

Re-installing Tiger shouldn't wipe everything (unless you do a clean install where you format the HD.)

Conficuous say "man who backs up data not throw Mac out window".
 

koobcamuk

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Oct 23, 2006
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Alot of my music programs aren't working on Leopard. I should have waited to upgrade but I was too excited. Now I want to downgrade back to Tiger. The heart of my operation, my monitors, don't even work! Help!
Well, that was silly.

I assume you have a bootable clone. Fire up on that and either copy over again or run from it until 10.5.1. If you don't have backups... shame on you!
 
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