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    I would like to remove Lion and re-install Snow Leopard. Best way?? Thanks for input. Van

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    There is only one way. Format your hard drive, and install Snow Leopard.
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    Thanks for the info. Van

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    That is what I had to do on my iMac. I never could resolve the crashing issues with Lion. So I just reinstalled Snow Leopard from my SuperDuper back-up and all is well for now. On the flip side Lion runs stable but slow on my 2007 17" MacBook Pro, but would not run stable on my 2009 27" iMac. Look forward to the release of 10.7.1 or what ever number Apple assigns to the update. Good luck, hope you made a back up before you installed Lion.
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    jetmech: I find your report so odd -- Lion completely reinvigorated my 2007 BlackBook, which is quite a step down from your 2007 machine. Everything I do -- particularly surfing -- is so much faster and graphically pleasing. I even got myself used to "natural scrolling" in like a day (I was not interested in it at first, but finally decided to give it an honest try).

    About the only thing I don't see a use for in my use of Lion is Launchpad. So far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    jetmech: I find your report so odd -- Lion completely reinvigorated my 2007 BlackBook, which is quite a step down from your 2007 machine. Everything I do -- particularly surfing -- is so much faster and graphically pleasing. I even got myself used to "natural scrolling" in like a day (I was not interested in it at first, but finally decided to give it an honest try).

    About the only thing I don't see a use for in my use of Lion is Launchpad. So far.
    Agreed here also.

    Chas, I use Launchpad for the utilities menu. I find it easy to click and launch anything in the utilities menu from it. Maybe I am strange, but I like it just for that! Grin

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    Hmmm, I'll give that a try dtravis.

    Jetmech: I was just reading another thread where a user used OnyX on his system and it made a huge difference (presumably because he'd never done any other maintenance). Maybe that's the issue with your machine, just a thought.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Both of the Lion installs are/were CLEAN installs and not upgrades. I will admit that I had not run Onyx until today on my MacBook Pro, but I had used Disk Utility for regular maintenance on my iMac and MacBook Pro. Please don't take my post as a dislike for Lion. I do like it and will continue to use on my MBP. I just can't use it on my iMacs until Apple repairs the crashing issue. I did a google search a few days ago and it appears that many were having similar issues with the iMacs that had Lion installed.

    On my iMac I did try to uninstall the extra ram and tried different pairs (at a suggestion from this forum), but the crashing issue did persist. It seemed to happen more on YouTube than with other applications, but the crashing was not limited to YouTube. The iMac runs flawlessly with SL installed.

    It will be nice to get Lion back on my iMac since it looked great and I liked the graphical interface a lot.

    I never tried it on my second iMac since I did not want to have crashing issues and my wife uses my other iMac, so would not be happy if it crashed during her online classes she takes.

    Thanks and I'm open for suggestions. I'm on the road for a couple of weeks, so I only have my MBP until I get back home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Hmmm, I'll give that a try dtravis.

    Jetmech: I was just reading another thread where a user used OnyX on his system and it made a huge difference (presumably because he'd never done any other maintenance). Maybe that's the issue with your machine, just a thought.
    I upgraded to Lion and like the others noted here have had no problem whatsoever with Lion and in fact the computing experience is better than SL IMHO.

    That being said I was looking at the OnyX page and I don't see a version yet ready for Lion. Is this true or am I missing something? I see a beta and am assuming it is for Lion but I really don't want to even think of using a beta. (Not that I am going to try OnyX yet since I have a fairly clean system.)

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    OnyX's betas are remarkably safe (across their track record), but if you want to wait for the final by all means do so, shouldn't be long now.

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    I've got the Onyx Lion Beta version and have only used it once, but I have had no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalph View Post
    I've got the Onyx Lion Beta version and have only used it once, but I have had no problems.
    Ditto on my end. I have the Lion Beta installed and it works just like it does in SL. So far no issues. The Beta's are quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Agreed here also.

    Chas, I use Launchpad for the utilities menu. I find it easy to click and launch anything in the utilities menu from it. Maybe I am strange, but I like it just for that! Grin
    Can you customize Launchpad? I like it but wish it had other programs in it that I use more frequently instead of loading up the dock, I prefer to use launchpad.

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    1. There's no reason to "load up" the Dock. Ever.

    All you have to do is put your applications folder in the dock (right side). That's it -- one-click access to every program you own.

    2. Yes, you can customize Launchpad. It works just like an iOS device except you use the mouse/trackpad rather than your fingers. The Launchpad has EVERY program you own in it, you're just not looking at the other "pages" (little white dots at the bottom). You can move stuff from one page to another and group apps in folders. Put the ones you use most often (or groups of them) on the first "page."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    1. There's no reason to "load up" the Dock. Ever.

    All you have to do is put your applications folder in the dock (right side). That's it -- one-click access to every program you own.

    2. Yes, you can customize Launchpad. It works just like an iOS device except you use the mouse/trackpad rather than your fingers. The Launchpad has EVERY program you own in it, you're just not looking at the other "pages" (little white dots at the bottom). You can move stuff from one page to another and group apps in folders. Put the ones you use most often (or groups of them) on the first "page."
    I also do the Applications folder in the DOCK in List view. Makes it easy to find the app I want to launch. Only keep the important ones in the Dock.

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