Clean install

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by mausoc, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. mausoc, Oct 23, 2015
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    mausoc macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I'm about to upgrade my macbook pro drive to an SSD.
    Can anyone tell me the steps for the easiest way to install OSX El Capitan in my new drive? I want a clean install, I don't want to install the OS that came with my computer and then upgrade.
    Can I do this using just the command "cntrl r" while booting up? Or do I need the whole usb boot drive thing?
    I would be very happy if someone could write me a little guide for this. Thanks in advance.
    Also i forgot to say that I won't be copying any of my old HDD drive information to my new SSD since I have a SATA to usb cable and I'll just transfer the files when I need them. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Since your disk is new, there would be no recovery partition on it. Thus, best way to do a clean install is using USB installer.

    There should be many tutorials online.
    Like this:
    http://www.macworld.com/article/298...le-os-x-10-11-el-capitan-installer-drive.html

    And this:
    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/0...able-os-x-10-11-el-capitan-usb-install-drive/

    I didn't check them, though.
     
  3. mausoc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the reply, but my problem is that no one explains it the easy way, I mean I never understand anything of whathi
    Thanks for the reply! But I actually have a misunderstanding problem, I'm like a kid at this I've never done anything like this before, I have to do some weird stuff with the new drive before installing de osx and that's where I get confused, they go into disk utility just before installing the usb boot drive thing and change the name of their hard drive and until they finish doing that they now install the osx, do I have to also erase my new disk and rename it?
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    Uh, well, do you have your new SSD installed on your MBP? And you in fact don't need to rename that new SSD to install Mac OS X. Installer doesn't care about the name of your drive.
     
  5. mausoc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha actually i just clicked on the second link you sent me and that's what I was looking for thanks for your help!
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Oh, Cool! Congratulation, guys.
    You are welcome. :)
     
  7. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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