Resolved How do I clean install Yosemite if I already have Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by pixeltarian, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. pixeltarian, Nov 11, 2014
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    pixeltarian macrumors member

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    How do I clean install Yosemite if I'm already running Yosemite?
    I want to sell my iMac and buy a new one. I have everything I need backed up.
    (Spring 2009 iMac)
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You can format your drive and reinstall Yosemite from your recovery partition. You can do this by restarting your Mac and holding cmd + R during startup.
     
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    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14243

    Just follow the steps at these two links. The second page talks about reinstalling Mavericks, but Yosemite works exactly the same way.
     
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  7. pixeltarian, Nov 11, 2014
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    pixeltarian thread starter macrumors member

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    fixed. just tried it again and it worked. thank you guys for the help!
     

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