how to do a clean install on 2013 rMBP? it won't let me do it from USB

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  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    I have a USB thumb drive that I have used to do a clean install of Mavericks with before. When I try to boot from it using the option key, I get the circle with a slash through it. Any ideas?
     
  2. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    Just reinstall using the recovery partition, no need for a USB drive.
     
  3. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What if I don't want to consume 4Gb of bandwidth at my current location?
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Recovery partition takes forever too, the download is so slow, even on a 60meg connection.
     
  5. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Every time I try to make a bootable USB, it doesn't work but it does with Mountain Lion.

    You can try;

    http://liondiskmaker.com/
     
  7. AlecMyrddyn macrumors 6502

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    Probably not until 10.9.1 is released. The Haswell rMBPs are running custom builds of Mavericks and aren't supported by the general build available for download.
     
  8. ooans macrumors 6502

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    This.

    You are even unable to download the current Mavericks version from the App Store using a Haswell MBP.
     

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