Restoring snow leopard to fix a bootcamp problem

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

  1. billybobbers macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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