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Need help downgrading from ML to SL

miss.manson

macrumors 6502a
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Dec 12, 2011
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I've looked everywhere and cannot find any help on how to downgrade from Mountain Lion to Snow Leopard. I have the original install discs for Snow leopard and I have Time Machine back ups. How can I go about doing this? Thanks in advanced.:eek:
 

Hellhammer

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Dec 10, 2008
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Boot from the SL disc and use Disk Utility to format the drive. Then you can proceed to install SL
 
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Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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And part 2 of that when you're setting up the new system after installing SL it will at some point ask if you want to restore from Time Machine.
 
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miss.manson

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Dec 12, 2011
764
30
Georgia
I'm still a little confused on how to do this properly..Can I reinstall Snow Leopard from the time machine back ups that I have?
 
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Krazy Bill

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Dec 21, 2011
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Can I reinstall Snow Leopard from the time machine back ups that I have?
No. Install from your bootable Snow Leopard disk.

1.) Put in the CD, reboot and hold the option key. Select the CD icon and install OSX.

2.) Then start "migration assistant". Follow the instructions to restore files from your Snow Leopard Time Machine backup.
 
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