1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 5:47 AM by macjack
Pears123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I'm running a MBP from late 2008, with the latest version of 10.5 installed.  I have purchased the Snow Leopard OS disc, and want to upgrade my computer so that I can then upgrade to the latest OS.


What I'd like to do is to back up my system onto my Timemachine device, before formatting and reinstalling Snow Leopard.


Will I be able to restore/import all my old files and applications from Timemachine if I do this?  My concern is that because I've backed up to Timemachine on a different OS (v10.5), there may be some compatability issues when trying to restore on the new OS.


Any help on this would be great!



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,625 points)

    If you're re-formating then you will boot into Setup Assistant, when you install SL. You will be prompted to Migrate your files and you will choose from a "TM backup". It will migrate from the newest backup.


    On the other hand, there's no reason to reformat and you can just do a straight upgrade install and keep all your files.