Restoring snow leopard to fix a bootcamp problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by billybobbers, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. billybobbers macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2008
    I'm not completely sure how time machine works, can I use it to backup everything on my computer, including applications, bookmarks, system configurations.

    The reason I ask is I need to re install snow leopard because of something that went wrong during a bootcamp setup, and I'm thinking that re-installing the OS might work.
  2. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Lomita, CA
    TM will backup everything on the hard drive unless you tell it to ignore stuff. I fail to see how reinstalling SL will fix Boot Camp, but hey.. whatever.
  3. SpeedFleX macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2009
    When you restore through time capsule do you have to deactivate itunes or will it see it as the same mac?
  4. billybobbers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2008
    well a failed install of XP has created some kind of error message to appear whenever my mac restarts, forcing me to hold alt and select a drive to boot up from. I've look high and low but unfortunately no one can offer any good advice on this problem so I'm resorting to a clean OS install, surely a clean install of the OS will fix this problem? I don't really see why not.

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