Clean install of Lion and Time Machine

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Irock619, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    If I do a clean install of lion on my new SSD, will time machine load all the iLife apps including my photos? Also after the Lion install will there be a backup recovery drive automatically installed on the new SSD? I will be using the Internet recovery feature to install Lion on my new SSD. Thanks!
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    TM will restore everything. Some Adobe apps may require activation but everything else will be there.

    Just install Lion till it asks if you want TM restore and pick that.
     
  3. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    Ok thanks for the reply. What about formatting the SSD? I watched some YouTube videos, some people go to disk utility and erase the drive then choose the journaled setting. Other people go into partition and select partition one.

    Which way do I format the drive, erase or partition? Not one video showed anybody doing both. Sorry for the rookie questions.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Since you already have the partition you need there, as long as you don't change the partition settings, they would both accomplish the same thing. In Disk Utility click "Macintosh HD" and erase is easiest and the least confusing.
     

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