Remove OS 10.4.11

Discussion in 'macOS' started by annielab, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. annielab macrumors newbie

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    I have a 1 GHz G4 with 256 MB DDR SDRAM. I loaded 4.11 about two years ago. I now have another computer, and no longer need 4.11 on my desktop since I use it primarily when I have to do a lot of typing and for background music. The 4.11 makes it slow, and I would like to remove it, and go back to 3. I have the original discs for 3 that came with my computer. Is this possible without losing the photos, music, documents? If so, how do it do it? Thanks!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Yes! There are 2 ways to go about doing this.

    Method 1: (Preferred, if you have 15GB or more of free space on the hard drive) Insert the 10.3 install disc into your Mac. Reboot. From the install options screen, choose Archive and Install. Make sure the Preserve Users and Network Settings option is checked, if that option is there (it's been so long since I last used Panther that I don't remember when that option was introduced).
    Method 2: Back up all important data to CDs/DVDs/external drives. Erase and Install Mac OS X 10.3. Restore data from backups.
     
  3. annielab thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    Thanks, I'm going to backup everything now, and then try it.
     

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