Uninstall Snow Leopard, Reinstall Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rdfoto3, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. rdfoto3 macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2010
    I too can’t get along with Snow Leopard and want to remove it and return to 10.58 but I can’t see any posts to step me through the process.

    I’m on an iMac 7,1 so it shipped with Leopard. Snow was an upgrade.

    I have used Time Machine (until SL) so everything is backed up (I assume it will work again once I return to Leopard; right now TM runs the drive but I can’t see an icon for it anymore.)

    I’ve never had issues with Apple but I’m amazed at the number of negative posts over Snow Leopard; far too many issues for something that should be good.

    Anyone have time to write a step-by-step uninstall/reinstall? After reading all the posts I’m sure there will be many more like myself who will thank you for your time.
  2. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Two options:

    1. Boot from Leopard DVD and Archive and Install
    2. Boot from Leopard DVD and launch Time Machine and restore to a time when you had Leopard.

    Both of those options should work.

    For the record though, I think Snow Leopard is great and I haven't had any issues whatsoever. I think it depends on what Mac you have though. It's running flawless for me. Then again, I'm not running any system add-ons or extra plugins.

    Good luck to you mate!

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