Time Machine restores

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

  1. Aragorn234 macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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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