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    XMARLTONX's Avatar
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    Mar 14, 2007
    Marlton, NJ
    3.06 iMac i3|12GB|500GB
    How To Archive & Install Back To 10.4.9
    I want to do this to avoid safari crashing on me yet again. Can anyone tell me how?

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    snoslicer8's Avatar
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    Jul 18, 2006
    Saint Louis, MO
    15" Unibody MBP 2.4 Ghz C2D, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, 320 GB Time Machine HDD, 1 TB Ext Media Drive
    Put in your original OS X install DVD that came with your computer. Restart the machine, hold down C during restart to boot from the DVD. Choose to install OS X, and "Archive and Install" will be one of the options. Make sure you choose to preserve your user files and settings.

    On a side note, keep in mind that Archive and Install will NOT install 10.4.9, it will install the version from your DVD (probably 10.4.6 or 10.4.8, depending on when you bought the computer). In order to upgrade you will have to find the upgrade file and download it from You will NOT be able to download 10.4.9 from the built-in Software Update, as it will automatically try to upgrade you to 10.4.10. Hope this helps you out.
    MacBook Air Unibody Core i5 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, iPhone 4S 32 GB White

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