Do applications stay after restore?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by btsvchris, May 23, 2014.

  1. btsvchris macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey everyone,
    for different reasons I want to restore my iMac. I have got a full backup with the time machine, now my question is, if the programs that I had on their will be on their again when I insert the backup?
    So for example Word etc.
    Do I have to install all the applications again and use another License Key?

    Thanks a lot for your help!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Yes, if you do a full restore from a Time Machine backup all your apps will be there. But some apps, notable Microsoft and Adobe apps, sometimes require reentering the registration info.
     
  3. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    make sure you validate the timemachine backup before restoring. I had an experience where the backup was working and when I was opening time machine it was giving me an error message every time. I had to format the drive and reconfigure time machine again.

    Just open the time machine application, if there is no error message coming up, you're good to go.
     

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