any advice/tips before clean install SL ??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bo-waleed, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

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    #1
    i already backed up by time machine.

    another ?

    can i just 'copy and paste' apps from the TM backup to the app folder without restoring the whole TM backup files ??

    so i keep my mac speedy
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Reinstalls really aren't necessary unless you're having a relatively major problem with performance.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Most apps can be downloaded from the net so I would reinstall them rather than drag&drop as there might be some issues, especially with bigger ones.
     
  4. brijazz macrumors 6502

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    Use Migration Assistant to restore your documents and apps from your Time Machine backup; it won't cause any performance issues on your new 10.6 installation. It's also a HUGE timesaver vs. installing and configuring all of your applications again.
     
  5. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    didn't know about this.
    thanks
     

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