My computer has been having several problems related to hanging and poor graphics performance. I want to re-install OS X to get a completely clean system. I want to keep my files, so I'm going to use Time Machine to restore them. Here are the questions I have:
- Can restoring my Applications folder cause hanging/performance problems to persist?
- Can restoring my settings cause hanging/performance problems to persist?
- Will restoring all these from Time Machine still give me a clean system, or will it make no difference?
- Can I get a similar result simply by creating a new user account on my computer and restoring settings from Time Machine?
I'm running OS X Mountain Lion on a Retina Macbook Pro.