Can you reinstall OS without wiping?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by taptic, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. taptic macrumors 65816

    taptic

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    I understand that you can wipe a computer and then install a fresh operating system and restore a backup. I was wondering however, can you reinstall OS X or macOS on top of existing data without removing it?
     
  2. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    No experience with macOS but with OS X the answer is Yes you can.
     
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I just installed Sierra over Sierra about two weeks ago.
     

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