OSX Reinstall

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by collaboration, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. collaboration macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2012
    When reinstalling the OSX, does it use connect to internet to re-download the OSX?

    I'd like to know if reinstalling OSX will use up my internet data.
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    If you're booting to the Recovery Partition, yes.

    The alternative is to make a USB bootable drive from the disk image inside the Installer app that you download from the App Store. (But then you also have to download that in the first place.)

    However, the need for reinstalling is generally low, and there are usually other simpler methods to fixing any problems.

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