Doing a clean install of Yosemite once it's finally released.

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by NP Hard, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. NP Hard macrumors newbie

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    I have an MBA currently running Mavericks. When Yosemite comes out, I'm planning on doing a clean install to get a fresh start. I'm aware of how to create a bootable USB drive to install OSX, however what I am unsure about is whether it will create a recovery partition.

    Is there a way to do a fresh install and also to recreate the recovery partition?
     
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  3. NP Hard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Won't that just boot to the current recovery partition?
     
  4. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    If you install the public version of Yosemite when it comes out, just a upgrade then do a internet recovery you will be left with a clean install and a new recovery partition.
     
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    If you create a USB installer using Apple's official tool (site says Mavericks but it also works for Yosemite) then it'll create a recovery partition. I don't know what third-party tools will do.
     
  6. pompomme macrumors newbie

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    You can easily create a USB drive of Yosemite following my tuto here :

    http://www.macplanete.com/tutoriels/11118/os-x-yosemite-creer-usb-bootable

    and for the clean install :

    http://www.macplanete.com/tutoriels/11082/mac-os-x-yosemite-installation-propre
     

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