How do we reformat and reinstall MacOS 2016 TB MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheRealAlex, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Just command-r boot to recovery then use Disk Utility to erase the Macintosh HD partition to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format. Then quit Disk Util and click reinstall OS up at the top.

    But if this is a new MacBook, why would you want to do this?
     
  3. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, just asking really. My last issue is how or where can I purchase and place MacOSX on a USB drive for installation.
     
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  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Purchase a blank 8GB flash drive.
    Download Sierra from your App Store.
    Use the steps to make a bootable macOS installer on the flash drive, using the Sierra installer app that you downloaded from the App Store.
    Or, the good DiskMakerX app will do that for you without needing to use the terminal.
     
  6. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    There is no such thing as Mac OS X anymore. It's MacOS...And unless you have a crystal ball, there will not be an update in Summer of 2017. I'd plan for Fall at the earliest. You have it in writing hold me to it. You're waaaaaaaaay ahead of yourself. With the exception of how to refer to Apples operating system.
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Actually, it's macOS now, not MacOS (maybe I am a little pedantic? o_O )
    That would differentiate from the older Mac OS X, and the even older Classic Mac OS
     

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