Remove 10.8 from MBA(Revert to 10.7)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PathVu, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. PathVu macrumors member

    PathVu

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    Help!!!

    How do I revert back to 10.7 from 10.8?


    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You do a clean install of 10.7 via the recovery partition.
    OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery
    Lion Recovery Disk Assistant


    To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:
     
  3. LFMNX macrumors regular

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    Didn't think 10.8 was out yet. If you have a time machine backup you could revert back to a previous installation.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    It isn't, just the Developer Preview, which became available to the public today.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Well to Developers anyway.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    And thus to all the others, who will look for it and install it anyway, and then will come here, and ask how to remove it.
    Ah, computer users.
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    And those who ask here about it shouldn't be answered since either they should be asking in the Apple Developer forums or not have the software.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    But deleting the OS is like "Format C:\", thus I can't help myself and always will provide steps to do so.
     
  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Those beta previews are an irresistible honeypot for the impatient kiddies.
     
  10. 544263 Suspended

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    I will go back to 10.7, too. - 10.8 is missing many convenient things and the only real cool new things are AirPlay and Dictation (how often will you REALLY use both?).

    Therefore, i have to sacrify: battery remaining time in menu, apple+alt+ctrl+8 invert doesn't work anymore, apple mail doesn't give visual feedback in the folder view while loading email. Little snitch firewall doesn't work anymore (at least for me, also not the preview version)

    Apple started with 10.7 to add useless pseudo-features to the OS and forgets to focus on the real important small details, i don't like this direction and i'm not going to support it. If i want a mobile phone, i take my iphone, i don't need b*****t on my computer.
     
  11. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Click on the battery?

    What a terrible complaint. Besides, it DOES still exist, but the keyboard shortcut is disabled by default.

    And you need this because...?


    Why not tell us what specifically they should be focusing on.
     
  12. Predator69 macrumors member

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    So the 10.8 is only for developers right ? In case of MAC i don't think the Beta versions is of any good.
     
  13. Power Macintosh macrumors member

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    I nearly died of excitement. I almost checked YouTube and thepiratebay.
     
  14. 544263, Jul 17, 2012
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    544263 Suspended

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    1. Yes i know you can click on the battery. that sucks!
    2. Why remove it, when it's not used for anything new!?
    3. Because i want to see what's going on. Ever heard of usability? Probably not.
    4. Very simple: keep features when there is no better alternative !
    5. They've also removed support for RSS ... (Safari and Mail!)
    6. Select multiple emails in Mail, it shows a fancy useless stack but not anymore the count of selected emails

    Luckily the solution is very simple for me: stay with 10.7 ...
     

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