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Time Machine

mokwi8

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 28, 2010
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I am about to install something which I am unsure whether it will damage my system. If it does, can I just use Time Machine to revert back to my old system? (Similar to System Restore on Windows)
Thank You
 

spinnerlys

Guest
Sep 7, 2008
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forlod bygningen
How would I go about restoring my system properly?

You boot from the cloned backup via holding down the OPTION key during startup and selecting the clone.
Once the cloned Mac OS X has fully loaded, start Disk Utility (Spotlight will find it), erase the volume/partition with the defunct Mac OS X installation.

Then open CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper (whichever application you took in the first place) and choose the newly formatted (erased) partition/volume as target and clone the working backup back to it.
 

mokwi8

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 28, 2010
4
0
You boot from the cloned backup via holding down the OPTION key during startup and selecting the clone.
Once the cloned Mac OS X has fully loaded, start Disk Utility (Spotlight will find it), erase the volume/partition with the defunct Mac OS X installation.

Then open CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper (whichever application you took in the first place) and choose the newly formatted (erased) partition/volume as target and clone the working backup back to it.

Thank you very much, I really appreciate it
 
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