[BCAB] Complete install on a Mac

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Tue Feb 3 18:02:15 GMT 2015


Hi,

As David G said, this is not a clean install, simply a reinstall over what you have.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David Taylor
Sent: 03 February 2015 15:10
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Complete install on a Mac

Hi,

You do not need to create a bootable disk if running any modern version. You obviously need to back everything up first, not using Time Machine, and then do the following.

1. Shut down the Mac.

2. Start the mac, holding down Command-r for about 20 seconds.

3. in the table of apps you land in, select reinstall OS X and VO to Continue.

4. Select your hard drive as the one to erase and use for the new installation.

5. At this point, you will need to be connected to the internet. If you’re using Ethanet, you’re good to go, if not, you’ll need to press VO-f2 twice to get the Window Choser to select your network details.

6. Follow the on screen instructions which are all spoken by VO. Once you start downloading, it’s a case of sit and wait and the Mac will eventually restart.

VO should always come up automatically during every stage of this process, and give it time after any restart, but Command-F5 is still your friend.

Cheers
Dave

> On 3 Feb 2015, at 10:36 am, Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Apologies that this has been covered before and now raised again, but I
> wonder if someone could provide very specific instructions on how to make a
> bootable disk for a clean install on a Mac.  My son will be visiting this
> weekend, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to update my iMac with
> sighted assistance present.  But I want to do this clean, and just don't
> have the knowledge and confidence to do it on my own.  I don't use the Mac
> as often as perhaps I should, so am wincing at the prospect of undertaking a
> clean install.
> 
> Any wisdom out there very much appreciated.
> 
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Jackie Brown
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> Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
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> 
> 
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