ML clean install on brand new HDD/SSD?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by kingping14, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. kingping14 macrumors member

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    #1
    Once I have made a ML bootable USB how do I go about installing ML on a clean SSD? I want to take this opportunity to do a complete clean install of OSX whilst upgrading to SSD at the same time

    thanks in advance
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    First you install your SSD into your computer. And then you boot up from the USB drive and install ML. Not sure how else you could approach it.
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    ^^^ What he said.

    Install SSD into iMac
    http://www.btobey.com/learn/imac-ssd-install.php

    Make Bootable USB
    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/07/25/create-a-bootable-mountain-lion-usb-key-installer/

    Boot from Bootable USD
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1533

    From Bootable USB Menu, using DISK UTILITY, Format SSD
    Install Moutain Lion
     
  4. PuckDaddy macrumors regular

    PuckDaddy

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    connect a new (SSD) via external HDD enclosure and install ML from MacbookPro onto SSD ?
     

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