Do I have to wipe before time machine restore?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yalag, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    I made a mistake of installing OSX Mavericks on my macbook and it has all kinds of problems. I want go back to Mountain lion. I plan to restore from my time machine backup. But do I have to wipe my current harddisk before restoring? If so, is there a workaround? I want to make sure that time machine backup actually works before I wipe my existing setup, all my files are in this computer.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    You do not need to erase your current drive to restore.

    Just attach your TM disk and command-r boot. From the resulting recovery screen select restore. Then pick the date from the list you want to restore from.
     

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