Doing clean install of snow leopard and restore backup from Time Machine

Discussion in 'Legacy OS & Apps' started by winmag, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. winmag

    winmag Member

    Mar 5, 2008
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    Hi Guys, i need your advice, my mac pro's having kernel panic lately, sometimes it gives me that message to restart your computer, sometimes it just hangs without any message im planning to reformat the disk by doing erase and install, and then restore from time machine backup, to get all my programs and files. my question is, would system restore from time machine bring back the problem to my system? even if i did reformat the disk? do i have any options not to reinstall all my programs manually? thanks! guys!
  2. briareos

    briareos Member

    Dec 19, 2006
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    If you used Time Machine's default configuration, you did not exclude times from the backups, AND all your files are in your user folder (/Users/you), yes, you simply reformat your boot disk then restore from Time Machine. All of your applications, files, settings are restored.

    No, you do not have the option to not install programs during the restore.

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