Delete Yosemite and reload snow leopard

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Sounds like a plan.:) Since there was no question (that I saw)...I'm assuming you're telling us this as an "FYI".:)

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Deleting Yosemite

I am brain challenged and I need details on how to delete Yosemite using Disk Utility then I forgot in what order I rename one of the hard drives the reload the other software. I do have a copy of Mavericks loaded on a hard drive I can use to reload. I think on 10.6.8 I have to use my disc. I was hoping to find detailed instructions on how to.

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I would be most grateful for any help. I have a degenerative neuromuscular disease and this hobby to help keep my brain sharp has got the best is me.
 

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I updated the imac's from the Apple Store download

Does this mean that you have successfully completed things? If so…congrats.:)

If not…where are you at the moment in the process?

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Dan, that's not easy to do. If you can download the Mavericks installer from the Apple Store, you can create a bootable USB thumb drive with the installer on it, then boot from that thumb drive and reinstall Mavericks from there. That will wipe out everything on your Hard drive, so you'll need to make sure you have a good backup of anything important to you.

As for 10.6, if you have the disks for the machine, you can boot from the CD and reinstall from there. Again, all your files will be deleted, so have a good backup before you start that process.
 
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Dan, that's not easy to do. If you can download the Mavericks installer from the Apple Store, you can create a bootable USB thumb drive with the installer on it, then boot from that thumb drive and reinstall Mavericks from there. That will wipe out everything on your Hard drive, so you'll need to make sure you have a good backup of anything important to you.

As for 10.6, if you have the disks for the machine, you can boot from the CD and reinstall from there. Again, all your files will be deleted, so have a good backup before you start that process.

I don't have it on a thumb drive but I do on a hard drive in a bootable USB enclosure that I used once but I can not for the life of me remember the process. I know I have to rename the hard drive I am cleaning and make sure it's extended journaled but at this step I really need step by step instructions.

Thank you four your response. Dan
 
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Really I think I would like start to finish instructions how t o using the Disk Doctor to erase Yosemite then reload ma verdict on both if I can do by using my USB hard drive with Mavericks on it, is that good or do I still need to make a bootable disk.

Again thank you,

Dan
 

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Dan, I guess that is your name, hi! You really have a hard job ahead of you because Apple does not like people to go backwards with operating systems.
Still if you are unhappy with Yosemite that is fair enough. We have covered this topic before here;
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-operating-system/316873-downgrade-yosemite-snow-leopard.html
You will need a Time Machine Backup to restore your files as described.
If you dont have a TM backup will need to use this method which is for Mavericks but the same for Yosemite;
https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-6161
The point is that either way you need to erase your Hard Drive completely to install Snow Leopard again.
Perhapes you will need professional help but you are welcome to ask questions on this forum but you must understand that we can only give detailed instructions which may be hard to understand.
 

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Perhapes it is, without some hands on help. If you tell us why you dont like Yosemite we may be able to help you make it better for your needs or fix problems you have with it. One thing at a time.
Cheers,
Rod :)
 

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One of only many step by step instructions available online via a google search to clean install Snow Leopard and why no one wants to write it all out again...

Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard: How to Erase and Install - Apple Support

You can also find youtube videos taking you through the process with a little searching.

The process is essentially the same for all versions - only the media where OS X installer is located changes.
 
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Need a fix.

Perhapes it is, without some hands on help. If you tell us why you dont like Yosemite we may be able to help you make it better for your needs or fix problems you have with it. One thing at a time.
Cheers,
Rod :)
Hello Rod. I would love you to give me some idea what to do with Yosemite, or as I call it a MUD BATH. I am not impressed with how slow my MBP 2011 is and would very much appreciate some ideas from some experienced people on this forum.
This reminds me of 'dial up'. Now this submission took 2 - 3 minutes and I had the 'blue spinning wheel'. Any help please.
 
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Do you have 4 gig's of ram or better on the computer with yosemite.

See depending on what model of mac will depend how much ram yosemite uses usually you need about 8 gig's of ram to be stable.
 
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What browser? The blue spinner could be your Internet connection was slow. How are you connecting to the network? Do you see other things that are slow, or is it just your browser? Have you tried any other browser?
 
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Thanks for your comments.
johnodd4 - I have 4 gig's, so I would be better off increasing it to 8gig's?
MacInWin - I'm in Viet Nam for 1 year working and have found the internet to be erratic to say the least. I use Chrome what would you suggest?
Would I be wrong in saying that I could also do with increasing my processor at the moment it's 2.3GHz?
My MBP is mid-2011 4 gig memory, 2.3GHz and 320GB storage. I know the internet is not the best, but is that a real problem?
Again thanks for all your help.
 
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I'd suggest getting a Windows machine if you're really unwilling to work out the issues with Yosemite.

There is literally no point in going backward -- your opening yourself up to security issues because Snow Leopard is totally unsupported. Mavericks will be as well in another couple of years.

The only way forward is to look to the future. If you can't make Yosemite work with you, then I guess Windows 10 (whenever they get that out) or the current Windows 8 is your next best bet. Or you could take some time, chat with volunteers and see what the specific issues are and how to fix them.

Good luck.
 

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