Uninstall Mavericks and install Yosemite

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  1. Fmedeiros macrumors newbie

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  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    Those instructions are for clean installing the OS X that is already installed. You will need to create a bootable Yosemite installer: http://www.macworld.com/article/236...otable-os-x-10-10-yosemite-install-drive.html.

    Make sure you do a Time Machine backup before you do a clean install. If you do a clean install don't copy back the entire backup. Only copy back the user data that you need in ~/Library/Preferences and ~/Library/Application Support.
     
  3. Fmedeiros thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer!

    If the computer is new, i dont need to do any backup right?
    just create a yosemite boot in a pendrive and delete the current osx right?
     
  4. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    If you don't care about the data you have in your current account (e.g. files on your Desktop or installed applications) then you can choose to do a backup or not. Just make sure before you erase the hard drive because after will be too late.
     

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