Time Machine - Backup Then Restore Over Fresh OSX Install?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Spliff, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Spliff macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    As the title mentions, I just upgraded to Lion but the performance of my machine has tanked and it's crashed quite a few times (become unresponsive, had to do a hard reboot etc).

    If I do a time machine backup, and then reinstall Lion, will I be able to restore this backup to my machine with everything in place? Or will the performance issues still be there if I do this?
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    If the gremlin is in your software somewhere, restoring from a backup will bring it back. Do a clean install if you want to prevent that from happening.

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