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How To Downgrade from a macOS System Update

Article ID = 40
Article Title = How To Downgrade from a macOS System Update
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 18th July 2011
Article Last Updated = 25th February 2015
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?40

Article Brief Description:
Instructions for downgrading macOS (from a system update)

How To Downgrade from a macOS / OS X / Mac OS X System Update

You may need to downgrade your operating system if you install an Apple update and find that an important day-to-day item of software no longer works.
  1. Archive and Install macOS / OS X / Mac OS X.
  2. If the latest macOS / OS X / Mac OS X update caused the problem manually download and install the previous Combo update otherwise download and install the latest macOS / OS X / Mac OS X Combo update:
  3. Go to Apple menu > Software Update and install your required system updates except for the one that might have been causing the problem.
  4. Repeat the above step until all required system updates are installed.
  5. Repair your boot disk's permissions.
  6. Test your Mac, software and peripherals.

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