If Leopard v1.0 sucks, is it possible to reinstall 10.4.10?

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  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    If 10.5.1 is buggy, is it possible to go backwards and reinstall 10.4.10?

    If so, does it keep all your apps, docs, music/pics, etc?

    How hard is this to reinstall and how long is it?

    And where do you get the 10.4.10 disc? I think I have a disc that came with my macbook in a box- is that an OS disc? And if it is some old version of OS, does it automatically update up to the latest revision of 10.4?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Zadillo macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, you'd just go back and install OS X 10.4 from your disc. It should keep all your apps, docs, etc.

    Once you get 10.4 installed, OS X would check for updates and download the 10.4.10 update.
     
  3. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    The disk that came with your Mac will re-install the OS that it shipped with. It is the recovery disk. If you don't like 10.5 you can use the disks it shipped with to go back to 10.4 and then use on-line updates to bring it up to 10.4.10.

    I would not worry though. Apple is taking extra time so I am sure 10.5 will be pretty much perfect when it actually ships. Any minor bugs will be worked out within a month or so with an update.
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    hopefully they will release public release candidates like Microsoft did with Vista because if the WWDC release is any indication they have quite a bit of work ahead of them
     
  5. Zadillo macrumors 65816

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    I don't think Apple's done that with any OS X releases.

    As far as having quite a bit of work ahead of them; umm, yeah, that's kind of why it was pushed back to an October release.

    -Zadillo
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hhhmmm im probably going to install leopard onto my external fw drive, i already have a small backup verison of osx on there... so ill upgrade that and check for bugs and whatnot. i think that will then allow me to check whether i wanna upgrade the computer.

    being from apple tho i think it will be perfectly safe to upgrade... it is their forte after all!!!!!!
     
  7. zub3qin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do the online updates have to be done sequentially? For instance if I revert back to 10.4.6, do I have to do 7 then 8 then 9 and so on? Or will online updates go from 10.4.6 to the latest in one step?
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. There is a combo updater. I recently did a complete backup and re-install (to get rid of some crufty rubbish I'd installed). That left me on 10.4.5. One update got me to 10.4.10.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ahhh thats v good news i was just actually wondering that then i so happened to click this thread :) **nice nice baby!**
     
  10. sinecurea macrumors regular

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    Hahah, do you actually know anything about software?
     
  11. janey macrumors 603

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    Yep...in which case, why do we still have...10.4.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...if that would be the case with 10.5?

    Apple did it with 10.0, a paid public beta.

    As for Leopard...I'd love it if Apple took more time than an October release (more like first half of 2008) for 10.5.
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    depends what u want i spose...
    1. the "optimized" leopard with no annoying flies hanging around
    2. of the "put together" leopard with the annoying african flies that cling to you!!
     
  13. masse macrumors 6502a

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    Regardless of Apple's history with OS releases, i still don't want to be the Guinea Pig.

    Let someone else experience the bugs and give it to me when its bug free :)
     
  14. janey macrumors 603

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    No such thing.
     
  15. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Before I do any update or upgrade I create or update a bootable image on an external drive, then remove (unplug) that drive before I do the update. That way if you don't like the update you can simply clone back to the internal hdd. I use SuperDuper! for this, but CCC and others can do the same. This method gets you back to the same system you were running previously without having to reinstall the ox and all of the updates and applications. And I've never tried it, but Archive and Install was never meant for going backwards (at least Apple says not to do it).
     
  16. Case-sensitive macrumors member

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    I have to admit I'll wait until 10.5.1 before i jump.

    Sorry Steve :eek:
     
  17. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I'll probably wait until at least 10.5.3 before I even look at Leopard. Both Panther and Tiger needed at least that long to work out the major bugs. For that reason if I wanted a new Mac I would buy it before the release of Leopard or wait until at least the .3 release is available.
     

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