OS X 11.10 El Capitan Clean Install: Create a bootable USB flash drive (step by step)

OS X 11.10 El Capitan Clean Install: Create a bootable USB flash drive (step by step)

Sven Kaulfusson 10/01/2015 at 17:57

OS X 11.10 El Capitan we will only be downloaded from the Mac App Store, but who among others wants to make a clean installation (Clean Install), which must create a bootable USB flash drive. We explain the procedure step by step and clearly.

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OS X El Capitan: Advantages of bootable USB sticks

The preparation of bootable USB flash drive for OS X 11.10 El Capitan, as it did previously for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X offers 10.9 Mavericks and Co. several advantages. to name example:

  • Also without an Internet connection we can make the actual installation of OS X 11.10 thereafter. Useful for multiple machines - for example, in the corporate environment in companies.
  • A Clean Install leaves a newly attached computer. Any problems are so resolved and not "dragged" by a normal update.
  • obtain compatible Macs without system directly a current OS X 11.10 El Capitan - a previous installation of an update possible (Mac) OS X is eliminated.

First of all: size USB flash drive and other recommendations

even before we start some important information. The USB stick should be a Storage capacity of at least 8 GBOS X 11.10 El Capitan Clean Install: Create a bootable USB flash drive (step by step)** have - bigger is possible, but not less. Alternatively, we can SD cards and external hard drives or SSDs * *OS X 11.10 El Capitan Clean Install: Create a bootable USB flash drive (step by step) use. But be careful: All data on it still being irretrievably lost. A backup in advance is recommended. Worth reading: A look at our general preparation instructions, before we proceed, following the installation later.

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Cancel Automatic installation of El Capitan: Step 1

After we downloaded OS X 11.10 El Capitan from the Mac App Store, the installer will open automatically. Very important: This we conduct explicitly not! Instead, we stop (Command + Q) and click NOT "Continue".

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