Erase and install question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Albone, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Albone macrumors regular

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    If I used the Erase and Install option using the SL disc and then used Time Machine to do a full restore that last used 10.5.11 would my hard drive be running 10.5 or 10.6?
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    It will be 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The Time Machine backup generally transfers over your apps, settings, documents, etc. The system itself - which is whatever you installed from the disc - isn't touched.

    And I think you mean 10.5.8, as there's no such thing as 10.5.11 :p
     
  3. Albone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whoops, sorry about the .11 thing. XD

    Obviously, I own 10.5 but I can't find my install disc. Is there a way to go back to my old time machine backup, 10.5 and all without that disc?

    I'm just not that impressed currently with SL and I almost think I'd rather have the random system wide crashes than 1/3 of the applications I regularly use not work.
     
  4. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Not without your disks.
    You can contact Apple and ask for new install disks for your Mac, your serial number will be required.
    S.
     
  5. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

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    hi, i am considering an erase and install on my mbp. One question about installing all my current applications from a time machine backup. Will i still need to find all my serial/activation codes for all these apps or will they come across with the time machine backup?
     
  6. Albone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heh. Found my install disks. Did the erase and install and so far so good, no random crashing. I have not upgraded to SL yet.

    Brent, *I* didn't have to doing any re-activation except with iTunes. Quark and Adobe behaved fine.
     

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