My mid-2009 17" Macbook running Mavericks is running really slow and constantly freezes. I went to Disk Utility and ran "Repair Disk," but after about 3 minutes it said: "Disk utility can't repair thsi disk, Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files."
I have already ran Time Machine for back-up but I'm afraid that some expensive Applications, specifically Adobe Master Collection CS5, Max/MSP, and Ableton Live will lose their product keys / licenses when I whip my drive? I don't have any of that information written down, so I'd have to find it on my Macbook somewhere.
Will Time Machine back that up, or do I need to find the product keys and serial numbers? If so, where are they stored?