9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2013 5:09 AM by Barney-15E
Alma Riot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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 (90,835 points)

    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

  • Alma Riot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for responding but it doesn't quite answer my question. Can I go back to the previous software that didn't popo up all the time and required updates.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (90,835 points)

    What version were you using?

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (40,330 points)

    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.

  • Alma Riot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Barney, thanks for your tips!

     

    And no, I prefer not to be interrupted every other day with updates for the software.

    I use my computer to work from and focus is important so a good software that is fast and furiously good all the time, and that doesn't need my attention would work better for me, ya know?

    I didn't have a back up so I simply must reinstall my old software then only problem is I don't have the original cd's left from when I bought my computer

    Can one buy the other software from applestore?

     

    Which softw. is good without the app store being part of it? Can you only purchase the new one?

    so many questions, thanks

    A

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,780 points)

    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 (3,985 points)

    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!

  • Alma Riot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    DEAR SIG AND WOODMEISTER50

     

    I CAN'T SEE HOW ANYONE WOULD BE SO PROVOKED BY MY WAY OF WORKING AND NEED OF FOCUS SO NOT TO BE INTERRUPTED BY MY COMPUTER SYSTEM, AND IT IS NOT REALLY THE MATTER ABOUT TAKING THE TIME..THIS ISN'T A PHILOSOPHICAL FORUM, IS IT?

     

    THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS OF MAKING THINGS WORK FOR INDIVIDUALS, OBVIOUSLY THE LION MOUNTAIN HIGH HORSE SYSTEM DON'T FIT MY NEEDS.


    I HAVE NO NEED FOR MY COMPUTER TO BE APP UPDATED AS MY PHONE. IT SEEMS SILLY TO ME, JUST AS WRITING SUCH NONSENSE AS 'YOU WOULND'T BE WORKING FOR ME' IN A FORUM AS NONE PERSONAL AS THIS ONE. TECH NOTES ONLY IF I MAY ASK.

     

    BUT NO, I WOULDN'T WORK FOR YOU

    THAT ISN'T EVEN ON THE DISCUSSION. ARE YOU HERE TO HELP, DISCUSS OR TO BOOST YOUR STRUCTURED MINDHOLE?

    IM AN ARTIST AND I AM NOT REALLY WORKING FOR ANYONE ELSE UNLESS IM IN A PROJECT OR FOR A COMMISSION SO YOUR COMMENT SEEMS UNIMPORTANT TO ANYONE BUT YOU.

     

    MY DISCS ARE MOST PROBABLY ACROSS THE SEA, OH THE SEA...PEACE OUT AND BE WELL, HAIL!

    X LOVE ALMA

     



  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (40,330 points)

    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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