Clean Install if already on Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Konrad., Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Konrad. macrumors newbie

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    How can I do it with recovery partition, where can I see if I have one?
     
  2. PaulOBrain macrumors regular

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    Restart, hold down the option key and you should see a drive to boot into recovery.
     
  3. Konrad. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I do this I see my drive and recovery, I hit recovery and these options comes:

    Time machine
    Reinstall OS X
    Web help..
    Disk utility

    So if I click Reinstall OS X it will be a clean install?
     
  4. PaulOBrain macrumors regular

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    Sorry should have been more specific. Go to Disk Utility, select your drive. Wipe it then go back and click Reinstall Mac OS X. Its worth nothing it will download the entire OS again so will take time.
     
  5. Konrad. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wipe you mean erase or ?

    Sorry for being newbish
     
  6. PaulOBrain macrumors regular

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    Yeah erase your drive.
     
  7. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    If that's what you want to do. However, clean installs are largely unnecessary.
    Deleting everything just to put it all back is futile. You will have achieved nothing except emptied some caches and many be removed a tiny number of rarely used or unused files. It would be quicker and simpler simply to delete those instead.
     

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