Is fresh installation better than time machine recovery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rosicky, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Rosicky macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2011
    Hi, I just got my NMBP 2011 yesterday. I backed up my old files from my old MacBook two ways. First, I backed up folder by folder. Second, I used time machine. Now, I am thinking about which way should I transfer my file to my new computer. Will it be stable if I do everything fresh and copy folder by folder. Thanks for every opinion.
  2. grawk macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2004
    Southern York County, PA
    My methodology when I get a new system is to do a clean install, do a software update to the latest levels, then restore everything via system migration using the time machine backup. I've done it several times in the recent past with no stability issues.

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