Clean install not actually a clean install.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by xfusejc, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. xfusejc macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
    Went through the process. Added a 8GB partition to my HDD, made a bootable Mavericks installation on it, restarted, pressed Option and chose the installer. Chose the option (I think it was the first option, might have been the second one) to do a "clean install" of Mavericks. It took the whole 45 minutes or so and when it restarted, it had upgraded, not started anew.

    Is there something else I need to choose while at that menu? Maybe open the HDD in Disk Utility and erasing it? I figured just doing an install from there would provide a clean install, as I'd rather not do it as an upgrade.

    Any help would be great!
  2. AppliedMicro macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2008

    Has been this way since... 10.6, I think? The installer does upgrade installations by default. I think it's a good default, preventing the less OS-X-savvy from accidentally deleting anything.
  3. xfusejc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
    Darn. I should have known.

    Alright. Thanks.

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