Time Machine backup or Fresh install?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DarthDarko, May 12, 2011.

  1. DarthDarko macrumors newbie

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    Opinion... What's better for my pro? A fresh install or a time machine backup? Does the mac os care? Basically looking at performance
     
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  3. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Performance-wise, there is no difference. The only performance difference you would notice by going with the Time Machine backup would be not wasting several hours reinstalling everything.
     
  4. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    IIRC, there's an option to restore totally from TM, and one to install the OS fresh, then import user settings and apps from TM, and I choose the latter, to get a fresh install.
     

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