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Clean installs on a mac 2 years 4 months ago #6128

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I am NOT tech/computer savvy. My mac is a mid 2011, I have never done a clean install of a new OS. I would like to try but if I mess up, I'm screwed and would have to spend money that I don't have to have it fixed or installed. Is it possible that Yosemite will have an option before installing if you want to do a clean install and it automatically does what it needs to do?

I have researched online on how to do clean installs, doesn't seem to hard, but like i mentioned above, don't want to take any chances.
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ya thanks, i've see this video, I don't have a wired mouse anyway.
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just follow it and you are set. I don't think anybody can add to it.
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Clean installs on a mac 2 years 4 months ago #6144

You don't have to install via a usb drive if you don't want to, there is an internet installer that will download and install. One question, why not wait until Yosemite comes out to do it?

support.apple.com/kb/PH14243
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thats what I wanted to do, wait till Yosemite came out. But do I have to have a "wired mouse" or will my wireless till work while doing this?

I seen in the video listed above that I would need a wired mouse as I would have no bluetooth until it is set up.

Do I have to install yosemite, then do it again with the process that Greg listed above?
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