3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 9:57 AM by thomas_r.
blsswnd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

if i upgrade to mountain lion and decide i want to go back, can I?

Afraid my Adobe CS 3 will not work with Mountain Lion, currently works great with 10.7....


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: if i upgrade to mountain lion and decide i want to go back, can I
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,925 points)

    You can, with some small difficulty. It will be infinitely easier if you make sure that you have a full backup of your entire system before upgrading, so that you can quickly restore to that state if necessary. (Actually, you'll want a minimum of two completely separate backups to really be safe.)

  • 2. Re: if i upgrade to mountain lion and decide i want to go back, can I
    blsswnd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Thomas, I have a brand new MacBook Pro, so there's not a lot on it. I installed CS3 from a previous Time Machine Backup from my Imac, so that worked. The Imac is running 10.5... Just unfamiliar with the latest versions of 10x due to software incompatibilities/non-upgrading...

     

    Thank you for the reply. Blessings

  • 3. Re: if i upgrade to mountain lion and decide i want to go back, can I
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,925 points)

    Still, even though there's not much on it, the only way to downgrade without a good backup is to reboot into Internet recovery mode and reinstall Lion from there, which will require re-downloading the whole thing. Or, if the machine came with a system older than Lion, reinstalling Snow Leopard, upgrading to 10.6.8, then re-downloading Lion, then installing that! Do yourself a favor and make that backup, no matter how little personal data is on the machine.