How to Downgrade to 10.8 from 10.9?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by ppdix, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. ppdix macrumors 6502a

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    I hate 10.9. I haven't seen a beach ball on my Mac for years. Now, everything is slow and i get the rainbow ball from hell every minute.
    I tried to install 10.8 but it won't allow me. I don't want to have to reformat the 1TB HD and do a time machine restore. It will take too long.
    Anyone know a work around please? :confused:
     
  2. waronxmas macrumors newbie

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    That's the only way you can downgrade. The Mac OS X installer will not install an older version of the OS on to a drive with a new version installed on it.

    What is the nature of your beach balls though? Mavericks has been working great for me, but I have some app oddness I'm chalking up to not having been updated to Mavericks yet.
     
  3. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Aperture is unresponsive. Photoshop cs6 is slower and the menus get "stuck"
    I am a pro and have A super fast Mac Pro that now feels like a Mac
    Mini. I need a system that keeps up with my daily work. Luckily I didn't upgrade this morning or I couldn't have worked today at
    All. I need reliability.
    I don't care for maps,iBooks and the tags are a good idea but useless
    For me. So no real reason to upgrade.
    I decided to do a full restore to 10.8.5 and I will see what happens in December when I get the new Mac Pro. Mavericks should be at 10.9.3 by then.
     
  4. Stella macrumors 604

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    When you boot up initially, Spotllight is re-indexing which will slow down your computer.
     
  5. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    I think 10.8 is still available in the store to DL if thats how you bought it. If so just download it, make a bootable USB and use that to go back to 10.8
     
  6. 53kyle, Oct 23, 2013
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    53kyle macrumors 65816

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    What she said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  7. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, the dot inside the magnifying glass wasn't there.
    Time machine was not backing up and there
    Were no other apps open.
    I have 32gb of ram and the fastest SSD. My machine hauled ass on 10.8.
    It doesn't matter, I will have my machine back to 10.8.5 by tomorrow morning.
    Thanks to time Machine ;)
     
  8. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Nope... I tried...
     
  9. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanx for your reply. I had a copy of the installer but it wouldn't let me install unless
    I Reformatted the HD.
    That's what I did. It should all be good
    Tomorrow. Back to 10.8
     
  10. Bear macrumors G3

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    Did you download the Aperture 3.5 update? Do you have the latest patch (if any) for CS6?
     
  11. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    Ah yes I should have mentioned that. Its not a downgrader, you have to wipe and start clean.
     
  12. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "She" ;)
    Nice icon, BTW but I Got tired of seeing it today.
     
  13. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    edited :D
     
  14. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, I didn't know there was a 3.5.
    My software update didn't show it.
    I have been using 3.2.4. Even on 10.8, aperture 3.3 and up we're giving me a lot of trouble. Video glitches, slow performance and I hate the all grey icons.
     

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