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October 22, 2013

How to Perform a Clean Install of OS X 10.9 Mavericks by Creating an OSX 10.9 USB Installer

Filed under: General Antics — Adam S. Wandt @ 11:22 pm
Creating a OS X 10.9 Mavericks USB Installer

Creating a OS X 10.9 Mavericks USB Installer

 

With Appleā€™s announcement and release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, many of you will want to perform a clean install by formatting your existing hard drive and starting from scratch. This brand new installation of the operating system will give you the look and feel of a new computer. Since Apple and the App Store do not natively support this, you will have to create a USB installer to do so. However, the method of creating a USB installer is slightly different than with previous versions of OS X. An additional benefit of creating a USB installer is that you won’t have to download the installer multiple times, if you own multiple Macs.

As with previous versions of OSX, you will need an 8 GB flash drive and the ability to download the installer (OS) from the App Store. I have created a simple step-by-step video on YouTube to help you through the process.

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