Format macbook & Time machine: anything special?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by brammargry, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. brammargry macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008
    Hi Guys,

    Im using timemachine for backing up a white macbook w/ dvd-burner (OS 10.5.5). Ok, Now, since I was new with Apple I tried out a whole bunch of software over the last year and I think it is time to format my macbook (just to keep it fresh).

    It never formatted a mac, but I guess I just boot it form the OS-CD, and there is probably some option to format it and reinstall the OS.

    My question: do I have to think of something special since I'm using timemachine? Can I just tell timemachine to start backing up to the same disk?
    I can imagine time machine all freaks out since it sees that everything is different after a format?

    that is all, thanks in advance, bram
  2. brammargry thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008

    Nobody that has an answer to this question? I tried searching in older posts for the answer, but I really couldn't find anything...

    Or... does no answer just means "No, idiot, of course that just works!" ?
  3. RITZFit macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    No, it should work just fine, otherwise you can just reformat the time machine drive as well.
  4. brammargry thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008

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