trying to do a clean reinstall of Maverick

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cgm707, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. cgm707 macrumors member

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    I have tried doing what I thought was a clean reinstall of Maverick OS. Turning off the Macbook Air. Turning it on whiile holding down Command and R keys. I choose Disk Utility and erase my hard drive. Then I choose the reinstallation option. But it doesn't appear to be a complete reinstall, in that all my stuff is still there.

    Do I need to download a bootable app and use a USB memory stick/flash drive or external hard drive to install the OS data back to my laptop?

    Thanks very much for any help.
     
  2. Aylan macrumors regular

    Aylan

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    None of your stuff should be there. Are you reinstalling or restoring from Time Machine?
     
  3. cgm707 thread starter macrumors member

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    clean reinstall

    doh!

    ...i guess if i skip the restoring from time machine on my external HD, it would show a clean reinstall?
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Err....yes...:D

    You erased the drive, them let TM put it all back again....you got a clean install though, just that everything was put back as it was.
     

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