1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 12:00 AM by mende1
VijayD Level 1 (0 points)

Can time machine help me to save the factory setting of an operating system. So that I can restore the all new clean operating system without any installed software?

Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    Of course. To do it, just after installing OS X, make a Time Machine backup onto an external drive, so Time Machine will make a backup of OS X with default settings.


    Note that Time Machine makes automatic backups and that this backup may disappear when your external drive gets full, so I recommend you to use Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper instead