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IS IT POSSIBLE to get back the previous software?

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Alma Riot Calculating status...
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Feb 17, 2013 3:59 AM

I purchased the new (now 10.8.2) mountain-lion and find it so annoying with its constant updates and those angry bird update which you can't remove. I don't even have that angry birds game... So IS IT POSSIBLE to get back the previous software?

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 4:00 AM (in response to Alma Riot)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    It doesn't mind because the OS X version you are using isn't the problem. If you haven't got Angry Birds and it pops up as an update, you have a pirated app. Just delete it

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 5:10 AM (in response to Alma Riot)

    What version were you using?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 6:36 AM (in response to Alma Riot)

    Alma Riot wrote:

     

    I purchased the new (now 10.8.2) mountain-lion and find it so annoying with its constant updates and those angry bird update which you can't remove. I don't even have that angry birds game... So IS IT POSSIBLE to get back the previous software?

    Really, that's why you don't like it? You don't like getting security updates and fixes to software you purchased?

    If you are getting an update for Angry Birds, then it is somewhere on your boot hard drive or connected disks.

     

    You can Hide updates you don't wish to install. Just right-click on the update and select Hide Update. Here's some pictures of how to do it: http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/hide-a-software-update-in-os-x-mountain-l ion

     

    And, to go back, just restore the backup you made prior to installing Mountain Lion.

    If you don't have a backup, you'll have to erase the disk and reinstall the OS you had. How to do it depends on what it was, hence mende1's question.

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:04 AM (in response to Alma Riot)

    The question for you is what was the other operating system you had on the Mac prior to upgrading to Mountain Lion? And if you don't have the original dvds get them, you'll need them.

     

    Using your Mac for work at what sounds like an intense job situation where you have no time to run software updates and you don't have a back up? You wouldn't be working for me.

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:25 AM (in response to sig)

    sig wrote:

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    Using your Mac for work at what sounds like an intense job situation where you have no time to run software updates and you don't have a back up? You wouldn't be working for me.

    Agreed!!!

     

    When using a computer for work/business, one should follow

    these rules:

     

    1.  Backing up is of utmost importance!!  Personally, for any such

         use, there is no such thing as too many backups!

    2.  One should always have a plan/strategy for rapid recovery from

         any issue, be it an all out failure or a bad software update!! 

         Murphy can pay you a visit at any time.

    3.  Keep software up to date.  If an update is problematic, if you

          follow rule 2, the problem should be easily resolved.

    4.  See rule 1!!!!!

     

    So personally, if a person using a computer for work or whose

    business is based on using a computer doesn't follow these

    simple rules, they are a disaster just waiting to happen!

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 5:09 AM (in response to Alma Riot)

    No need to get all worked up. If you don't have the original disks, Call Apple and ask about replacement disks. They'll need the Serial Number of the Mac and will ship them for a small fee.

    You can find the Serial Number by selecting About this Mac from the Apple menu, then click on the Version number under "OS X" until it shows the Serial Number.

     

    You can go into the Software Update System Preference and turn off auto checking:

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