Time Machine/new install

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by michaelgettys, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. michaelgettys macrumors member

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    I have had my macbook unibody 13 inch for about a year now. It is running a little slow i feel and i want to do a fresh install of snow leopard. I use time machine (but never had had to use it if that makes sense) My question is if i do a fresh install of os x 10.6 and then use my time machine backup will the problems be transfered over to the fresh install. I dont want to lose all my iTunes music(stars/playlists...) any help would be wonderful. i looked around for a while but never found anything that was a big help!
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Copying over your iTunes library shouldn't create a problem. I don't imagine that the songs or the library are why the computer is running slow to begin with, but then I don't have much to go on from your post.
     
  3. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    The OP isn't just going to be pulling over iTunes...it sounds like he will be rebuilding his system settings/documents from Time Machine after he does a clean install.

    I too wonder if this would slow the machine...or does the fresh system software install take care of most issues?
     
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    Yes, but he also specifically mentions his iTunes library, which is why I mentioned it.

    Not knowing anything else about the slowdown issue, it's hard to say whether TM will carry the problem over to his fresh install.
     

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