A reinstall question

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by atlantamac, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. atlantamac macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2015
    Im going to do a clean install. Now if the new clean version of the os is done. Can I only just add the applications and passwords back with time machine? Dont want to it to put back the version of the os I deleted off the system and clean installed. Thanks
  2. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

    Dec 16, 2014
  3. Riwam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2014
    Basel, Switzerland
    May I ask you if according to your experience the Migration Assistent restores also all the Applications (like Office, Mail, Photoshop and so on)?
    I never used it and wonder if it helps avoiding to have to install all the previous software in a new computer.
    Since it can (according to Apple) also "migrate" from a PC to a Mac, I can hardly imagine that software (which is also dependent on the OS, wether it is Windows or a different OSX) might be migrated to a new system through this tool.
    Users folders, personal documents, music, pictures... I can imagine to be possible, but software ?? :oops:
    Thank you in advance for your answer.

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