How do I revert back to El Capitan?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by wolfpackfan, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Installed PB4, but it is just too slow right now. So how do I revert back to El Capitan? Thanks.
     
  2. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Did you make a time machine backup before you upgraded?
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    As stated above, restore from your backup. Otherwise you'll need to reinstall the OS from an image.
     
  4. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is what I want to do. Isn't there a recovery routine I can start at boot and download El Capitan.
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Depends if your laptop was shipped with El Cap. If so, hold CMD + ALT/Option + R on startup to boot into Internet Recovery. It will download & reinstall the original OS that came with your Mac.

    Otherwise you'll need to download an El Cap image and reinstall from that.
     
  6. JOSmith99 macrumors member

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    or you can use that to download what it came with first, then upgrade to El Capitan using the App Store.
     

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