Time Machine restores

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aragorn234, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Aragorn234 macrumors member

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    #1
    I am relatively new to Mac and wanting to better understand the use of Time Machine.
    I have setup a folder on my NAS with a Quote to store my Time Machine of my RMBP.

    I have been playing with a lot of different applications seeing what is a good fit for me in regards to my old windows applications. I would like to do a clean install of Mac, and install just the applications I have settled upon. However IF for some reason I stuff it up, can I do a restore of my existing status from the TM backup?

    Secondly, I have a Boot Camp partition that I am not ready to get rid of. I run a couple of Windows Only apps which don't work with Fusion. Can I reinstall my Mac OS without removing that partition?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Yes... just hold the option key when booting then select the Time Machine disk as the boot source to restore. See the picture with the green arrow here.

    I don't know the answer to your Bootcamp questions, although I have seen many posts here about this causing a problem.
     

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