Clean Install Snow Leopard and Restore Apps With Time Machine?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by deathcabforpat, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. deathcabforpat macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2008

    I'm using my first mac and not really sure of myself as far as realizing the scope of things that can be done.

    So anyway I do plan to upgrade to Snow Leopard when it comes out and I'm assuming I'll be given the option to do an "upgrade" or "clean install". I'd like to do a clean install however will I be able to use my time machine backup on my external hard drive to transfer applications over? I of course will back up all my pictures, videos, and music to the standard partition of my hard drive before I try this, I'm just interested in time machining the apps.

    Thanks for your help guys.
  2. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    If you are doing a clean install but using Time Machine to back up from, there is no difference between just upgrading or doing a clean install. When you back up from Time Machine, your system will be exactly how you left it. Doing a clean install then backing up from Time Machine would be redundant. Hope this helps.
  3. deathcabforpat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2008

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