A little background on my situation; in 2005 I purchased my fist Macbook Pro. Since then I'm on my 4th actual Macbook Pro, should've been 3rd but a week ago my wife plugged in a frayed USB and fried my motherboard on a 13 month old MBP. On every machine since my first I've simply fired up every new machine just by plugging in and external hard drive and letting Time Machine drop everything onto the new hard drive. I know it wasn't the cleanest way to do it but I never experienced any slowdowns, etc. Last week I performed my same routine and now my new MBP is really slow. So I've decided to do a clean install of Yosemite, all software & of course my data. I've also purchased a new SSD from Crucial since I may as well move everything onto a faster drive. I understand that I have to create a boot disk and will have to install all of my applications again. Where I'm drawing a blank is on my data. How do I drop my data onto the new SSD using Time Machine without all of the previous network setting and other dirty/old processes being re-istalled also? I will have 3 up to date backups of my data so I'm not worried about losing any of it. I know there seem to be thousands of posts here on Macrumors and out on the inter webs but I can't seem to find the exact answer. I'm open to any and all suggestions...thanks.