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RoeIncarnate, Mac Software Engineer
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Experience:  I have used Macs all my life (20+ years) and currently develop OS X applications.
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I have a PowerBook G4, originally with OSX.1, and I ...

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I have a PowerBook G4, originally with OSX.1, and I recently upgraded to Leopard. What I failed to realize that my peripherals (camera, scanner, PhotoStudio, etc.) are not compatible with 10.5. I want to try to go back to Tiger, which I will have to purchase. Can I "downgrade" without losing all my data? Would you recommend that?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 8 years ago.
Before you do that, you should check the manufactures websites for you peripherals and see if they have updated drives for 10.5.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to RoeIncarnate's Post: I'm sorry. I need a little more information. There is currently not a updated driver for the scanner, and I don't know about the camera. If there are not drivers available, what would happen if I try to downgrade to Tiger? What would you recommend?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I seem to have fallen into your black lagoon, where I'm asked to deposit more money, but receive no satisfactory answer for the question. Not a good way to run a help desk. I certainly would like a response, but cannot take any more time. It's been over a half hour. I would not be able to recommend this service.
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 8 years ago.
I have no experience with trying to downgrade an Apple install.

My guess is that it won't be easy or work well.

I've Opt-ed out of the question in case other experts can help you.