Hi everyone. I own a Late 2008 Aluminum Macbook. I has Lion installed and up to date on it, and it runs like crap (slow boot ups, frequently long loads, random hangs). I feel it does because I upgraded Leopard to Snow Leopard, and then upgraded to Lion. So I figured, I would do a clean install of ML to get myself a fresh start. MY questions are as follows. 1. Should I in fact go to ML or would a fresh install of Lion be better for performance? 2. Since I have 4 years of stuff on this computer, id like to keep my apps and settings, If I do a Lion Time Machine backup, can I then load my apps and settings to ML after I do a clean install? 3. How will this process affect my Boot Camp install of Windows 7? 4. Could I upgrade, then do a Time Machine Backup, dro a fresh install, and then import the backup? Thanks for the help everyone! I'm pretty new to this fresh install business but I think im hoping to make this thing work better.