Erase and Install SL - Still have iLife '09?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Corrode, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Corrode macrumors 6502a

    Corrode

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    I searched the forums but couldn't find a specific answer to my question.

    Facts:
    Bought my first mac, 13" MBP. Came with iLife '09. Moved to Japan. Did NOT bring the 2 DVD's that came in the box (dumb, I know). Will purchase SL upgrade in Japan. Planning to back up with Time Machine before SL install.

    Question:
    Will my Time Machine backup be able to restore all my applications INCLUDING iLife 09'? I don't have my Leopard disks (including the one labeled "Applications") so if I mess up somehow, I guess I'm screwed. I'm trying to minimize the chances of this...

    Thanks in advance for the replies.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    If you use the Migration Assistant, then your iLife will be reinstalled.
     
  3. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Time Machine will restore your Applications including your iLife Suite, it is also on your second disc of your restore discs.
     
  4. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    The OP mentioned that he/she doesn't have the restore discs at the moment. But as mentioned, Time Machine (if you haven't messed with its settings) should restore your EVERYTHING on your Mac once Snow Leopard is installed.
     
  5. Corrode thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Corrode

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  6. sidewinder macrumors 68020

    sidewinder

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    Corrode,

    Just do the standard upgrade. It does an "archive and install" which will intelligently do a fresh install and then reinstall all your software.

    Much better than doing all that manual stuff...

    S-
     
  7. LReyes66 macrumors member

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    bought my mbp last week which came with ilife.. i dont have time capsule device .. any way to transfer ilife when i get SL?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    You can reinstall it from teh gray restore discs that came with teh machine.
     

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