Apr 27 2009
Brought to you by: James
Is the latest 10.3.9 update causing you some problems? More than likely, it’s because you haven’t been keeping up with your routine maintenance. Of course, it could just be a bad update too. Either way, reverting back to an older version of Mac OS X is easy, but time consuming.
1. Make a backup copy of your current system (IOW, everything). (Time: 1-3 hours)
2. Boot from your most recent Mac OS X Install CD by restarting while holding down the ‘C’ key. (Time: 10-20 minutes)
3. Proceed through the installation menus, but after the license agreement, click “Options,” select “Archive and Install,” and select “Preserve User and Network Settings.” Proceed with the installation. (Time: 1-3 hours)
4. Now, you’ll probably want to bring your system back to the version it was just before your failed update. To do this, proceed to Apple Support Downloads and grab the appropriate Combo Updater. (Time: 30-60 minutes)
5. You will now have to restore your system settings and any third-party system add-ons. Your old system files can be found in the “Previous Systems” folder on your hard drive.
Hopefully, this short article will help you get back on track. And, remember to keep up with your routine maintenance!