ML and Time Machine.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dstanleyavc, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. dstanleyavc, Jul 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012

    dstanleyavc macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2009
    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.
  2. imageWIS macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
    I also want to snow if SL to ML is a good idea.

    If I were in your shoes and upgraded, I would clean install ML and reinstall all your apps and adjust the settings as needed.

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