My Powerbook has been running quite slow for a while and despite running Disk Utility and AppleJack I haven't found out what's causing it so I'd like to try to wipe the drive clean and reinstall OSX from scratch to see if that helps. I do Time Machine backups and also know how to clone the drive using SuperDuper or Carbon Copy cloner, but I've never done a full restore and assume that simply cloning the drive, then copying it back will just put all the same files back (overwriting a newly installed MacOSX with the old files). I've never used Time Machine for restoring a whole drive, and am worried that not all my files will be copied back (meaning all the files each app installs in addition to my own images, text documents, preferences etc.) -I believe I read this in some forum somewhere. So what do I do if I want to reinstall MacOSX from the system DVD, but not wanting to reinstall every piece of app and taking care to copy all associated files back to where they're supposed to be? I'm on MacOSX 10.5.8 on a PowerBook G4.