I have a MBP that is running lion and I am wanting to start with a fresh OS. I have a 3tb hard drive that i have saved all my movies, music, and pictures to. I am having trouble figuring out what to do about my applications. I have ilife and iwork loaded on my MBP. I downloaded ilife using a serial number and I have a cd for iwork but it has been misplaced, I recently got married and must have during the move or the wife boxed it up. Is there a way I can copy these applications on the hard drive and just copy them back to my MBP when i get the fresh install of Lion? I know I can setup Time Machine, but what would the point of starting fresh be if I restored the MB just the way it was before the fresh restart from Time Machine?