is restoring from a time machine backup a fresh install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by otis123, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. otis123 macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2006
    so does it completely wipe the OS or does it just restore the old one from a time machine backup?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    if you restore from the Install DVD it restores everything so the system files and your user files.

    if you just restore using Migration Assistant in the Setup Assistant or using it in the Utilities folder it will only restore your user files and third party applications.

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