How to install OS to empty Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nelly22, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2009
    What is best way to install 10.11 to new empty SDD in old Mac? I don’t have installation disks and this machine don’t have internet access.
  2. maculateConception, Jun 21, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017

    maculateConception macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2017
    Die Bundesstaat Kalifornien
    Create a bootable USB flash drive with OS X 10.11 on it, after downloading it on a computer that does have internet access. Then, stick the flash drive into the old Mac, and boot from it (hold Option at startup and select EFI volume).

    When it boots, it will prompt you to install OS X. First go into Disk Utility and format the SSD with the "Mac OS Extended (journaled)" format. Then, select the SSD as the destination for your installation.

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