PLEASE, someone, how to uninstall TIME MACHINE?

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  1. marciohumpris macrumors member

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  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Try to select your startup disc for timemachine as the message says then disable timemachine for it. Or you can choose "none"
     
  3. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    Just turn time machine off so it will stop trying to perform a backup?
     
  4. marciohumpris thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for replies :) I had moved Timemachine to desktop to eliminate it.

    How can I load it now, get it back?

    Disabling seems to not help...

    Tks
     
  5. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    So what did you move to the desktop? The Timemachine.app from the applications folder?
     
  6. marciohumpris thread starter macrumors member

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  7. marciohumpris thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone, please? How do I remove Timemachine so this annoying alert stops?

    Thanks
     
  8. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    sudo rm -f -r \Applications\Timemachine.app

    Just kidding, system preferences -> Time Machine. Under the icon, there's a huge toggle that says OFF ----| ON. Switch it to off.

    Really, you're not explaining the situation too well. I'm not sure you can truly uninstall it as it's basically part of the OS. Do you just want to turn timemachine off, start using a new drive ?? Otherwise, turning the disk to none might help.
     
  9. marciohumpris thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Removing it with your command sounds nice :)

    Its a known issue where Timemachine keeps asking for an external drive. I already have it off, I already used command to disable it asking for new disks. Nothing works, it still pops up asking for a drive.

    Thanks.
     
  10. seong macrumors 65816

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    You CAN'T uninstall something that Apple has built-in to the OS. Even if you were successful at it, there "might" be additional problem that will come up (not sure what it will be, but it happened to me with different application.)
    I would suggest you to do a clean install of Lion/Snow Leopard if you have the time to do so. That will, and should, fix it 100%.
     
  11. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    Seong's advice is probably the easiest way for you to fix your problem without screwing something else up. After the reinstall, you'll want to just turn Time Machine off, instead of trying to delete it...
     
  12. marciohumpris thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,

    There must be some other way. I have another friend with same issue.

    I tried to put a USB drive (I dont have an external drive now) to trick it, then disable it. Still. Its disabled but warning continues asking for a disk :(

    Pls anyone have any idea how to solve?

    Maybe Lion update helps?

    Thanks!
     
  13. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    The solution has been posted, just find 2 hours to do a clean install. Problem will go away.
     

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