How to install El Capitan on new 12" RMB?

212rikanmofo

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I don't have a USB port or an adapter, is it possible to still install this by just launching the app from my desktop?
 

Fimeg

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Not from the given reports... I think your best bet is to partition your HD with about 8GB and put it on there, then boot from it. Follow the steps for installing on a flash drive and do that instead.
 

212rikanmofo

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Can I make a temporary partition on my SSD, install/update to El Capitan, and once finished, can I delete that partition? I really don't want to buy a USB adaptor just for this.
 

bibyfok

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The USB adapter is 19$ and you will need it one day anyway... You just have a 1500$+ computer, just add the 19$.
 
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happyslayer

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Got to agree with the last poster: get the adapter. If $20 is too much, I found a few on eBay that were like $12 but you have to wait longer for shipping. If you're neat an Apple store, spend the $22.00 (plus tax) and get one. Just my opinion though.
 

Taz Mangus

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Can I make a temporary partition on my SSD, install/update to El Capitan, and once finished, can I delete that partition? I really don't want to buy a USB adaptor just for this.
Yes, create a second partition, install 10.11 to the second partition and you should be good to go. Delete the second partition when you are done. Your primary partition will not be disturbed.
 
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