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Old 07-27-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default But what if you don’t like Lion?

This article from Reuters has some advice: “How to downgrade from Lion to Snow Leopard”

The article explains all, but one tip: Keep a clone backup of your pre-Lion drive ready just in case.

   
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As you know, I'm not mac based but there has been a discussion on the Yahoo Groups WideFormatPrinter list about the fact that Snow Leopard will not run on any mac that comes with Lion installed:

"Snow Leopard will not run on any machine released after Lion. You cannot simply reformat the drive and install Snow Leopard on a new Mac Mini or Mac Book Air. As the other models get updated, they will no longer run Snow leopard either. If you want to run Snow Leopard, you need an intel Mac introduced before Lion. Apple is very aggressive about discontinuing support and compatibility with old hardware and/or software."


There was some disagreement about this and the person who posted the above was asked if he could document this and he went on to say:

"The Snow Leopard installer refuses to install on unrecognized hardware (the new mac have new model identifiers). Snow Leopard does not have all the necessary for the new hardware. Apple has not done this in the past."


Given your experience does this sound accurate?

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"The Snow Leopard installer refuses to install on unrecognized hardware (the new mac have new model identifiers). Snow Leopard does not have all the necessary for the new hardware. Apple has not done this in the past."
No direct experience but it has always been my understanding that old copies of the Mac OS, going back a long time, will not install on hardware they do do not recognize. That will include new models created after a new major OS release.

   
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Sounds likely. They get to a point where maintaining backwards capability would force unacceptable compromises for the new OS formats.

I cannot remember specifics, but I have several Macs incapable of supporting (or even allowing) newer operating systems than their own.

Apple has always seemed more draconian than Microsoft et al. Doesn’t make the old machines useless, but you need to use hardware, OS, and software of their era.

   
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sky: old copies of the Mac OS, going back a long time, will not install on hardware they do do not recognize.
Ok...so...the guy is correct...thanks!

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kt: Apple has always seemed more draconian than Microsoft et al. Doesn’t make the old machines useless, but you need to use hardware, OS, and software of their era.
Yeah...guess that might be what keeps smalldog (???) in business? '-}}

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