Help: How do you do a clean install after update?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by tarco0, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    Hi guys,
    I updated from Lion to Mountain Lion, everything's working great but I want to do clean install. I don't mind installing all the apps again, so I don't want to do a time machine backup. I'll just backup the photos and music to an external HD.
    What's the best way to do this if I already have mountain lion installed? Can I boot from the recovery partition, format the HD and do a clean install? Or theres's a better way to do it?

  2. macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    There are only 2 ways to waste your time doing a clean install. A bootable USB or the Recovery partition.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010

    Go USB.

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