How to do a fresh install of Mavricks on my new SSD for my early 11 MBP

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  1. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

    i4k20c

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    Hello,

    I have an early 2011 MBP (2.3ghz i5/8gb ram) and i just ordered a Samsung 850 500gb evo. I know the easiest route in installing this would probably be to clone my hard drive. But imagine if i wanted to do something like crazy like start with a fresh install. Is it possible to install Mavericks on a blank ssd?

    I imagine it is best for me to stay on Mavericks since if i upgrade to Yosemite, it won't let me enable TRIM right?

    Thanks.
     
  2. webs1 macrumors member

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    Make a bootable DVD or USB Mavericks install disc. Install your new drive and do an option-boot. Select your install disc and install Mavericks. Should be that easy.
     
  3. i4k20c thread starter macrumors 6502a

    i4k20c

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    i should have mentioned that i'm not sure how to do that since you cannot download the mavericks installer anymore from the mac store.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Then use Yosemite.

    TRIM and Yosemite works fine as long as you remember to disable kext signing (TRIM enabler will do this for you).

    Note: For every major update (point updates like 10.10.2 to 10.10.3), you'll have to disable TRIM and re-enable kext signing (TRIM enabler can also do it for you) before applying the update.
     
  5. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    You are on Mavericks, so Mavericks is available in the "Purchases" tab in the App Store.
     

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