That's exactly right, it was my understanding that reinstalling from a time 
machine back up would only reinstall whatever problems you were trying to get 
away from to begin with. I've never done a clean install since lion OS X and 
that's why am doing this now.


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> On Oct 12, 2016, at 12:54 PM, Scott Granados <scott.grana...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> You can but you reinstall any difficulties you were having previously.  Not a 
> bad solution but not the perfect clean sweep I think Phil is looking for.
> 
>> On Oct 12, 2016, at 11:51 AM, Chris Moore <chris.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> After you reformat the drive, can’t you restore from the time machine 
>> backup?  This should eliminate the need to reinstall applications and files.
>> 
>> Chris
>>> On Oct 12, 2016, at 10:55 AM, Blee Blat <bleeb...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> That looks sane, just be careful that you don't  accidentally erase the 
>>> recovery partition, just erase the HD volume. If you erase the recovery 
>>> partition, it will drop you into internet recovery and you'll then have to 
>>> start with the OS the machine came with before you upgrade to Sierra again 
>>> and that would not be fun.
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