OK. If you're reinstalling Snow Leopard, right...and during the process it asks you if you want to restore from backup. Most know about this I'm sure. My question is simple: Is that actually "reinstalling" Snow Leopard? Or is it just taking the Snow Leopard that was part of the backup? I hear the drive accessing and all, but it doesn't seem to actually be reinstalling anything. The reason I ask that is, I'm considering a fresh install of Snow Leopard in light of some issues I've had with my month-old MacBook Pro. I used a backup from an old 13" that is configured exactly the way I want and it works fine when it does...and I think there are some driver conflicts in places - RAM, most notably. So I want to give it a fresh start, but if I can't restore from the backup, it means I have to find another means of getting all of my stuff back. I know I could use Migration Assistant, but that means I'd have to eat up 400GB of one of my external hard drives, probably my FireWire drive. Prefer not to do that, but I will if I have to. Thanks in advance.