Late 2008 macbook restore

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by coletteW, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. coletteW macrumors newbie

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    #1
    If I plan on restoring my macbook to, hopefully, improve overall responsiveness, should I restore from Time Machine backup?

    OR

    Do I just start from scratch and pick and choose files to pull off of Time Machine to keep the macbook cleaned up?
     
  2. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    I've found that OS X installs can get a bit "bloated" over the years. Fortunately it's not like Windows, but it can be beneficial to start from a clean install.

    If you want to "restore in place" you can choose "archive and install" from the restore disk. Otherwise, what I'd do is wipe the disk, run the restore disk, and then during the initial set-up select "time machine backup" as your source for restoration.
     

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