USB flash drive with OS X 10.11

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by FireLion, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. FireLion, Jan 10, 2016
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    FireLion macrumors newbie

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    Hello, Macerrs! Help me please. I have big problems: I accidentally deleted my Mac. How can I update it with USB Flash? I have Windows 10 and MacBooc Pro 2013
     
  2. Lunder89 macrumors 6502

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    If you hold down CMD + R before you hear the startup chime from your Mac, you should be able to log into a wireless network and download OS X directly to your harddrive.

    You need another Mac if you wish to create a USB thumb drive with OS X.
     
  3. FireLion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want have Windows and Mac, but I deleted Recovery
     
  4. darkside85 macrumors newbie

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    First need to have it fully working mac.right after fresh installed you can choose what Windows to install with boot camp.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Your 2013 Mac has Internet recovery that will work even if you deleted the drive based recovery volume.

    Just hold command-option-r (all three at once) at startup. Select your wifi network then you will see a spinning globe while the recovery utility downloads. Once that is done you will see the recovery screen. From there use Disk Utility to erase your drive to MA OS X Extended (Journaled). Then quit Disk Utility and click reinstall OS X.

    Once the ~7GB download is done and the OS installs it will restart and you can create an account. This will have you on the OS version that came from the factory. Then if you like you can go to the App Store and download and install El Capitan on top of the existing install.

    All of this of course will erase your data.
     
  6. FireLion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to save Windows. Can I create Hard Disk on Windows for Mac?
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you have the OS X installer file, I have read you can make a USB key installer under Windows using the app Transmac. If you search Youtube there is a video on it.
     
  8. FireLion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Say please how can I to recover Recovery mode disk?
     
  9. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I think this is what your looking for i've used it many times.

    http://diskmakerx.com
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    Download OSX on your other mac and use this to create a USB bootable disk.
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    That image doesn't look like internet recovery. Have you not been able to get to it?
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    Internet Recovery looks like this

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  10. FireLion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As in this picture
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  11. FireLion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have been able to get to it, but I want in future make it simpler
     
  12. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Internet recovery is pretty easy to use its basically the same as the USB version except it takes a lot longer depending on your internet speeds.
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    but ya just us disk maker once your up and running or if you have another mac to make it on. disk maker is the easiest USB drive maker that I know of.
     

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