Should I download my apps again or can I restore them from TM?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Riverrun, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Riverrun macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    Hi Folks,

    Just ordered the Mini Server 2011 and am selling my 2009 iMac. I'll be upgrading to an OWC SSD (Electra, 120GB) and 8GB RAM.

    Is it better to download my applications again? It would be very convenient to just simply restore them from Time Machine but I'm not sure that this is the best course of action. A fresh install might be better. I use iWork, Mellel, FilemakerPro, Forklift, Leap, DevonPro, Pixelmator 2 etc, etc.

    Do applications restored from TM work as well as freshly installed ones?

    How do I decommission my App Store account?

    Will I have to decommission my iTunes account separately?

    Is there anything that I should beware of…apart from using Migration Assistant. That's a definite no. I have a SuperDuper backup as well.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Time Machine FAQ - 15. How do I view or restore selected items?

    No need, as you do a clean install of Mac OS X and wipe all your data.
    To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:


    Links to guides on how to use Disk Utility, the application Mac OS X provides for managing internal and external HDD/SSDs and its formats.
    Mac 101: Preparing your old Mac for sale or recycling
  3. Riverrun thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    :D Thanks, Simsaladimbamba.

    I take it that restoring my applications from TM backup will not diminish their efficiency in any way?

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