HD w/ Yosemite crashed... wait to install 10.11 fresh on new drive? Will my TM backup work?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by mitchryan912, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. mitchryan912 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
    Madison, WI

    I just lost my hard drive in my MBP and have a new one on order that will arrive later this week. Would it behoove me to wait until 10.11 is released and have a fresh install of El Cap, while trying to migrate as much data over from my Time Machine backup?

    Or... Do I need to restore my latest TM backup to the new drive, then decide if I want to upgrade it to El Cap or wipe it and install El Cap clean?
  2. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    I'd simply install Yosemite onto the new hdd, migrate your data from time machine, then upgrade to El Capitan.

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