Can I revert back to Tiger after installing Leopard?

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in macOS edited January 2014
Hi, I'm a designer who has been using Tiger on my Macbook Pro for a year and a half. I just switched to Leopard yesterday and am having a ton of performance issues. Slow performance, problems using some native apps like Garageband....I just want to go back for now, rather than have to deal with all these issues. Is that possible without losing my hard drive? Regardless, any info. would be greatly appreciated..



thanks



Kevin

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mogwai1 View Post


    Hi, I'm a designer who has been using Tiger on my Macbook Pro for a year and a half. I just switched to Leopard yesterday and am having a ton of performance issues. Slow performance, problems using some native apps like Garageband....I just want to go back for now, rather than have to deal with all these issues. Is that possible without losing my hard drive? Regardless, any info. would be greatly appreciated..



    thanks



    Kevin



    I would just try reinstalling Leopard first. These issues are very unusual. So something's wrong. Did you use "Archive & Install" when you upgraded? Because there are a few cases of Tiger drivers and things carrying over that aren't compatible with Leopard.



    I personally have never had any issues with Leopard on my 2.16Ghz Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro. Try backing up only the documents and files you NEED and reinstalling Leopard. But this time during the installation, on the menu that lets you pick where and what packages to install, click the "more options" button and select "Erase & Install", choosing Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the file system. This will completely erase and reformat the drive and install Leopard from scratch. Eliminating any possible Tiger conflicts. This will also get rid of any slow downs Tiger may have gained over the years.



    Install, and use Software Update. I'd install the 10.5.2 Update BY IT'S SELF the first time. Then install the rest.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    aplnubaplnub Posts: 2,591member
    Get SuperDuper!, make a back up, and try it. Let us know how it goes. I for one am interested just for the sake of knowing.



    PS My 12" iBook 1.2 GHz G4 got it's groove back with 10.5.2. It's like a new machine, minus me getting used to running VMWare to utility AutoCad in XP.
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