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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,360 points)

    kevinkendall wrote:

     

    Ralph Landry1 wrote:

     

    If you want to be sure of the Snow Leopard copy you get, that it is authentic and undamaged, follow the advice of Niel, nonnday and Kurt...buy direct from Apple, not an on-line auction or seller...definitely not worth the risk.  The Apple copy will carry a warranty and support of Apple.  You can never be sure of what you are getting when you buy software from on-line sources.

    I'd still search Craigs locally if I were him.

    jeeeeeez.

    L   L

    $20-$30 bucks is all we're talkin here folks.

    If it's a Craigslist-found genuine Apple Install DVD, logo stamped on it & all, and you take your laptop to the seller's house to test it out first for readability, and it passes, & the price is right, then whoohooo. Yer done!

    Man. Sounds like boxthinking recently-converted tightey Windows folks in here..... lol

    KK

    Sounds like the worst advice anyone's offered today, why spend more and go through all that "and you take your laptop to the seller's house to test it out first for readability" crap when you could buy a new copy from Apple for less money

     

    I have a bridge for sale, you seem like a good prospect, interested?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,660 points)

    You opened your own can and then some.

  • Vinnie Bernardo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I put my computer in the shop and they Gave me a free upgrade to LION
    which made some of my plug ins useless...I didn't ask for this and this really
    set me back.  So at this point can I downgrade? Will I run into any problems?

     

    Thanks in advance.

     

    With the green light I will go purchase SL tomorrow.

     

    I'd give anything to have my musical life back......this is terrible

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,660 points)

    Unless you have a backup to restore, a bootable clone or Time Machine, you're out of luck. In order to reinstall Snow you will have to do a complete erase of the Lion, then install Snow. You can't just reinstall the Snow over the Lion. The "Genius"  idiot didn't do you any favors.

     

    But what you can do to save yourself at least some grief is first to backup your current Lion User to an external HD, then move that back over, maybe piecemeal, when you are finished with the downgrade to Snow.

  • Vinnie Bernardo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I do have time machine and everything as it was

    Before putting my CPU in the shop.. What process do

    I use to restore the total OS back to the way it was?

    Gals to hear I do have options. Thanks n advance!!!

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,660 points)

    A qualification to my reply above. "So I put my computer in the shop...." I don't know if this was an Apple Store, an AASP or some completely other entity, but I think Apple warns people to have a backup (the only types of backup that would allow you to return painlessley to the previous OS with everything intact would be a bootable clone or Time Machine) before bringing the computer in for service. If you were given this warning, then maybe I was being a little harsh in my criticism of the repair service.

     

    Yes I do have time machine and everything as it was

     

    Before putting my CPU in the shop.. What process do

     

    I use to restore the total OS back to the way it was?

     

    Gals to hear I do have options. Thanks n advance!!!

    See

     

    http://pondini.org/TM/14.html

     

    Message was edited by: WZZZ

  • Vinnie Bernardo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much...problem is though....

     

    I have no idea where the original install disc is

     

    Start your Mac from your Recovery HD or Install disc.

     

    So whats the procedure to start from a Recovery HD

     

    Sorry man Im a musician & I usually leave my system
    just like it is KNOWING I dont want to deal w stuff like
    this. They really screwed me by updating me to Lion
    w/o me asking for it.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,660 points)

    I think you should be able to use the retail Snow Leopard install disc you said you were going to buy. Carefully follow the step by step in Pondini's instructions.

     

    Btw, you won't find the SL DVD in the Apple Store. Available online or from phone sales.

  • Vinnie Bernardo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well if theres a procedure that will alow me to skip
    purchasing a disc I dont really need....

     

    Please let me know

     

     

    Thank you sir.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,660 points)

    No, you must use the install DVD, as far as I know. Only $20 now, down from $30. The only other procedure I know is to turn your place upside down and find the original.

  • Vinnie Bernardo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks yep...doing that now

     

    Thanks for the help/info

  • Vinnie Bernardo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Came back to say thank you so much man

     

    I got my life back....

     

    I would warn anyone with Logic and plug-ins about upgrading to Lion


    That was a terrible ordeal for me & my many plug-ins.


    My system is just like I want it for life

     

    Logic 9.1.7  and OSX 10.6.8 work perfect together.

     

    Apple can be real jerks when you get in a jam...so thanks again!!!

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Ap66som1o

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,660 points)

    That's terrific. Glad to hear it worked out. I have a musician friend who insists on losing his install DVDS. Finds them, then goes right ahead and loses them. It's only the music that counts, and his dogs.

     

    I guess you found yours. Keep it in a safe place and remember where that safe place is.

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