Because to performance issues. I am looking to reinstall a fresh copy of Maverick. The steps I am using are as follows: -TM to back up my drive -Using DiskMaker to make a bootable USB -Wrote down my access script to my NAS drives -Wrote down my Administrator pass word -Wrote down apple ID infer My question is will I still have a recovery partition or am I saying it correctly? By using TM to recover my data. Am I able to pick and choose my programs with data? Ex. Office 2011. Should I clean install Office and then restore my mail, in/out/data or should I just restore Office back on my new formatted drive?