Will upgrading to Mavericks fix my recovery partition?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by calabi, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. calabi macrumors regular

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    Hello all!

    This year I moved to an SSD and used SuperDuper to clone to my operating system drive over, now I realise I have no recovery partition and cannot create a partition myself.

    I'm still on Mountain Lion and was wondering if upgrading to Mavericks will restore/fix the recovery partition as part of the upgrade process?

    Thanks for reading!

    C
     
  2. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    I can be wrong, but I think to install the recovery partition you need to do a clean install. Back up your information to an external HDD , do a fresh install, then use Migration Assistant to bring back your settings and files.

    Thats one way I know how to do it. You can also install the recovery partition on an external USB stick or CD, but I am not exactly sure how that works.
     
  3. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Yes it will : when the recovery partition is missing (BTW : Carbon Copy Cloner does copy the Recovery partition...), reinstalling the same OS (Mountain Lion), or installing a new OS (Mavericks) will create the Recovery parition.
     
  4. tywebb13 macrumors 68000

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  5. calabi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perfect! Thank you all for your comments. I upgraded to Mavericks yesterday and sure enough I've got my recovery partition back!

    Great news!
     

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