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HT3258 reverting to previous OS

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Dec 28, 2012 1:37 PM

How do I remove Lion and reinstall my previous OS?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 4:34 PM (in response to beepete)

    As long as you have a bootable clone of your Snow Leopard system before you upgraded, no problem. And, if you have your SL installation disk, it can be done. If you have neither, it would be a problem since you do need to wipe your drive completely before "downgrading". You cannot simply install an older OS version over a newer one. So you'd also have to have a current backup of all your files because they will be deleted.


    So, are you sure you want to do all of this or would you like to explain and troubleshoot whatever problems you are having?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to beepete)

    Unfortunately, Appleworks (and all PPC apps) support disappeared with Lion. So she needs to make a decision of what she wants or needs. AW text docs can be read with Pages, spreadsheets with Numbers, but I've not heard of an application that can read the AW databases; but, there may be one.


    As for the zooming, check the System Preference Panes, especially for Mouse, keyboard, trackpad, and Accessibility - there might be settings there that are set to zoom. I have no such zooming going on - ever, so it must be some setting or gesture she is using.


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