Installing Mavericks on Another Mac, HELP!

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by frisch928, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. frisch928 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if i make any mistakes im new on this.
    So I'm about to install mavericks on my mac mini, and I want to install it on my macbook air, I can't download again the 5gb on my macbook air, it takes too much time.
    Can i just drag and drop the installer on a usb or data card or external HD, and paste it on my application folder on my macbook air and just install it?

    And why am I seeing allover the internet people saying that to do this i have to format my usb and some weird things....

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Yes you can, no problem, but warning : do it BEFORE installing on the first Mac, as the installer deletes itself once the install is completed.

    The weird things are if you want to create a bootable USB installer, which is needed if you wish to do a clean install.
     
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  4. frisch928 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK thanks for the answer!!,
    I am making a copy right now, will install them both at the same time :).

    Do I have to copy it on my applications folder or just run it from my usb?

    And what does it mean when people say a "clean install"?
     
  5. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    A clean install is erasing the disk before installing.

    You could run the installer from the USB stick, but it's better to copy it to the Applications folder, then eject the USB stick, and launch the installer.

    Don't forget to backup your Macs before installing, "just in case".
     
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