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Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
TM doesn't back up the OS itself, just your files. To restore, you should reinstall OSX, then restore everything else from TM.
This is incorrect.

Time Machine backs up *EVERYTHING* on the boot drive. No exceptions unless you the user choose to exclude something. It does indeed back up the OS, apps, etc *everything.*

What it does NOT do is back it up in a bootable form (ie a clone). But you can indeed do a FULL system restore from a TM backup.
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