Help reverting to Mavericks please?

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Tried to get used to Yosemite's neon colors and miniscule, light fonts, but I'm giving up. Can anyone explain how to revert to Mavericks please?
 
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Clone back from the backup you made before installing Yosemite? You did make a backup, didn't you?
 
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Clone back from the backup you made before installing Yosemite? You did make a backup, didn't you?


Like MightyGem said, a Time Machine backup you made before Yosemite would be a possibility. Currently, there is no way of reverting to Mavericks by a "downgrade".
 
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Clone back from the backup you made before installing Yosemite? You did make a backup, didn't you?

I've got everything backed up on external hard drive and flash drives, just in case. I know how to "install" Mavericks onto a USB, but not sure how to proceed from there. Everything I've read so far says you can't restore from Time Machine, and frankly, I don't remember the date I installed Yosemite, so I'm not sure if all that is on my Time Machine is Mavericks, but probably not, as I back up very frequently.
 

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If you know how to make a Mavericks USB and have a backup of your data, try the following:
1. Backup anything you might have missed.
2. Create the Mavericks USB drive.
3. Boot from the Mavericks USB you created (Holding town Option key I think)
4. Erase the drive then reload Mavericks.

After that run software update to get Mavericks current and reinstall any apps.
 
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If you know how to make a Mavericks USB and have a backup of your data, try the following:
1. Backup anything you might have missed.
2. Create the Mavericks USB drive.
3. Boot from the Mavericks USB you created (Holding town Option key I think)
4. Erase the drive then reload Mavericks.

After that run software update to get Mavericks current and reinstall any apps.

Thanks Slydude! I gotcha until step 4 - erase which drive? If I boot up Mavericks, don't I get Mavericks without erasing Yosemite?
 

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Erase the main drive that has Yosemite on it, not the USB drive. If you don't do that the installer won't run ppoperly. In essence it won't let you install a version of 10.9 on the drive because a newer version (10.10) is already there.
 

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You can later run Migration Assistant once in Mavericks and point it to the Time Machine drive and it will migrate all your stuff back.
 

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