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

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    Hi,

    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

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    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

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