Reload the OS

ardchoille50

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Yep, that's basically it. There's other instructions out there on the net to show you how to clean install, but for just a basic reinstall, its fairly easy.

As for cloning, if you use Carbon Copy Cloner, you don't need to reload the OS, it will clone the entire contents, including the recovery partition.
Where can we find Carbon Copy Cloner? I can't seem to find it on the App Store.
 

MCAsan

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Before you purchase CCC, ask yourself why do I pay for this when I have Time Machine included in my OS. You can always use TM now and then research CCC, or other options, and know for sure that the other app is a better fit for your requirements.
 

maflynn

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You can always use TM now and then research CCC,
Not for nothing, but CCC does off you a trial, so you can play with it, and see if it suits your needs.

What I like about CCC is its performance, especially during the restore process. I once had to restore my system via Time Capsule. Took 8 hours. I then switched to CCC and it only a 2 (during a later restore process)
 
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