install over later version?

waltl

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Dear Friends,
I am trying to fix a broken version of 10.3.9 My install disks are an earlier version of 10.3. I have upgraded to 10.3.9 via the upgrade files I downloaded from Apple
The install disks won't let me install because they say there is newer version already installed. Any Ideas?
Thanks for your help
Walt
 

Viro

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If you are going to reinstall the OS, you have two options. You can perform an Archive and Install, which does what it says: archives your user files and reinstalls the OS allowing you to recover your settings. The other option is to perform a clean install, this wipes your hard drive clean before installing the OS. Do this if you have performed a back up of your data, DO NOT do this if you have no back ups of your data.

ALWAYS have a back up of your data before installing/reinstalling your OS. It saves you a lot of tears.
 

waltl

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Dear Viro,
Thanks for the reply. I haven't been able to get that far. The Installer shows my hard drive as uninstallable and gives the error message. Something to the effect "Can't install a newer version already exists". The Options button which would lead me to Archive and Install, or Clean Install is grayed out , so I cannot even get there.
Yours, Walt
 
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