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.
$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
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?
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
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.
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!!!
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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.
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!!!