Help with Time Machine and a fresh install?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by luiso455, May 21, 2010.

  1. luiso455 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey, everybody what's up. I've had my Aluminum MacBook since Dec 2008 and the last time I did a clean install was August of 2009 when Snow Leopard came out. It's been about eight months and my Mac is starting to feel a little bit slower. Not a lot, but too a person that spends a lot of time on the computer, the difference is noticable. My question is if I do I clean wipe of my system and re-install OSX Snow Leopard will I be able to recover all my programs, documents and preferences from my time machine back-up, or is Time machine only for when you lose something and you need it back. I know this sounds like a stupid question, but I just don't know what to do.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #2
    Yes, at the end of installation it asks if you want to transfer something so select yes and from Time Machine backup
     

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