Time Machine restore of complete system. How?

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  1. Morod macrumors 68000

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    I have a few problems with my regular account. I do have a good TM copy of the system from a day or two ago.
    How do use Time Machine to restore the complete system? It's easy enough to restore one file or folder, but I want/need to restore everything. When I open finder and go to TM, the restore option is grayed out. Is there someplace else I need to open to restore everything in one fell swoop?
    Thanks for any help offered. I cannot figure this out!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Boot from the system restore disc and choose the "Restore from a Time Machine Backup" option.
     
  3. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you!

    Thank you, miles01110, for the quick reply! :)
    I will try it.
     
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    One follow up question

    Do you know if this will allow me to restore from a particular TM backup, or will it restore from the most recent TM backup? I need to restore from a backup several days ago, so the most recent one will not help me.
    Bonus idiot question:
    Is the system restore disk the same as the install disk? I am running SL and it only came with the one disk. I have Leopard on two disks, and they are labeled Install Disk 1 and Install Disk 2.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It should give you a list of available backups to restore from.

    The grey restore discs or a retail disc will work.
     
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    Thank you again, miles! I have to leave for work now, but will try this tonight or in the morning.
     

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