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What do you after installing Lion

Hello Gary, I recently installed Mac OS X Lion and just bought a HD to backup my stuff. When I plug it to the Mac, it asks if I wanna use it as Time Machine, should I do it and follow the steps after, doest it save all my things, including my documents, photos, music and applications?
And I also wanted to “format” the computer to make it like I just got a new macbook with lion already installed, how do I format it?
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George Gergi

Comments: 4 Responses to “What do you after installing Lion”

    10 years ago

    Yes. Do it. It will back up your entire hard drive. You’ll have a backup of every file, and multiple backups in time for many of your files as well — you can find one you accidentally deleted a few days ago, or restore a file you changed, etc.
    Do NOT try to reformat your drive. That’s usually called a clean install. Unless you have a serious problem and need to do a clean install to fix the issue, you shouldn’t do that. It will mean a lot of work restoring your files, re-installing applications and getting your settings back to where you want them.

    George Gergi
    10 years ago

    Thanks for the fast reply.
    So I’ll just go to the preferences and click on time machine, right?

    I wanted a clean install, because the mac is taking a lot of time to start, and it happened after I installed Lion, not quite sure about the problem..

      10 years ago

      Yes. Go to Time Machine in Preferences. That will get you started.
      I’d search for the reason behind the long startups — attached peripherals, third-party software, etc.

        George Gergi
        10 years ago

        Okay. thank you so much :)

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