OS X El Capitan - clean install question

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Gascogne, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Gascogne macrumors member

    Gascogne

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    I started the install of El Capitan on a clean ssd when I was in Yosemite which is on a separate ssd.
    After El Capitan was finished installing, I noticed that programs that was install in Yosemite carried over to El Capitan..

    So my question is if one want to do a clean install one needs to use a usb stick with El Capitan?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Now that you have installed El Capitan, you could just command-r boot to El Capitan recovery and from there use Disk Util to erase the drive then reinstall and that would give you a clean install of El Capitan.
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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