Reverting to Tiger

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by UncleheFTy, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. UncleheFTy macrumors member

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    Like many here I am a reasonably 'savvy' user but have gotten very grey over the past week or so. I run an aged and trusted G4 and took a number of decisions recently - to add a second HD, to upgrade to Leopard from Tiger, to upgrade to the 2008 Macoffice and to install CS4 (all legal).

    I am getting major problems with the machine hanging up and believe that it is to do with Leopard and CS4 (the latter of which I wish to remove).

    So, the nub of my question is whether I can revert the machine to Tiger and if so, how!

    Can anyone help?

    Ta
    Uncle heFTy
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    I would imagine, formatting the drive and reinstalling Tiger would be the best route. I have never heard of installing a lower OX over a newer one and it not causing some issues. A clean start would seem to be in order.
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    It would involve wiping the hard drive and re-installing tiger from scratch .

    There is no way to effectively 'downgrade' from Leopard to Tiger I'm afraid.
     
  4. UncleheFTy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you both, not what I wanted to hear, but it may be the only option. I've taken CS4 off and now its decision time.

    Uncle H
     
  5. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    Backup your user files or anything else you want to keep onto a disk or something, then make a clean install with the Tiger disk. It's not that complicated.
     

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