Installed Yosemite on main partition.. pls help :(

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by macfannorway, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. macfannorway macrumors newbie

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    I was so stupid to download and install the public beta of Yosemite on my main drive, overwriting Mavericks.. I thought that it was easy to go back to mavericks after testing it a little.

    Can anyone please tell me how i can install Mavericks again? :)

    I don't have any TimeMachine backups, all my stuff is on external drives.

    I have tried cmd+r when booting to get to the installer, but i can only install Yosemite again.
     
  2. daijholt macrumors 6502a

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    Unless Yosemite has changed this, when you enter recovery mode you should be able to choose Internet Recovery, which downloads the software your mac originally came with. Last time I did it it downloaded mountain lion, and from there I just upgraded to mavericks again through the App Store.

    ALSO: if you choose to install from your startup disk it will install the most recent version (I.e. Yosemite) while Internet Recovery downloads the entire original OS from Apple's server.

    See here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718
     
  3. dhlizard, Aug 1, 2014
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  4. macfannorway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! Im now back on Mavericks :D

    I used cmd+opt+r on startup, then i could install back to Mavericks :)
     
  5. azurexie macrumors newbie

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    Hey can you be more specific? Which option should I go after press d+opt+r on startup.?

    And btw, will my files and programs still be there after the installation or every thing is just gone.?
     

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