Help please...need to restore to earlier date

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PNGento, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. PNGento macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I was trying to install Windows 7 using Parallels Desktop 8, but the install crashed...I have tried to uninstall Parallels, then reinstall, but it keeps going to the fail point during the install. I did a time machine backup prior to the install. So, how can I go back to that backup and put my rMBP back to that time?

    I do backups all the time, but haven't a clue how to restore using time machine.

    Please help. Thanks.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yes, you can. Plug in the TM drive and option key boot the machine. This will start to a recovery screen from the TM disk.

    Start Disk Utility and erase Macintosh HD then quit Disk Util. Now click restore. You will get a screen showing a list of restore points with dates. Pick the one you want and away you go.

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