How to clean I stall Leapord then a backup?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lukester, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. lukester macrumors 6502

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    I use carbon copy to back mac HD.
    How can I do a clean install and then restall my programs from backup?
    Having a problem with iPhoto and aperture displaying large image on external monitor.
    Apple support wants to do this.
    I don't want to hunt down all my programs etc
     
  2. crookedcurve macrumors newbie

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    You could do a fresh install from your OS X disc. Then download carbon copy and it probably has a feature allowing you to use your backup. Or use time machine and when you insert your OS X disc you can choose to install your backup.
     
  3. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    after clean install use migration assistant and set the source to wherever the carbon copy exists.
     
  4. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a boot camp partition too.
    I need to restore or migrate my info, programs etc. so I am not sure which method to use.
    Do I have to erase the entire HD or just my main HD partition with the SL on it..?
     
  5. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how good is the migration utility? I have heard some say that it's better to reinstall applications it may not work 100%?
     

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