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How to Download Full MacOS Installers the Easy Way with MDS

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Downloading complete macOS installers has long been possible via the App Store and the command line, but some users encounter difficulties with those approaches, or find them too cumbersome. Another option is to download a full macOS installer by using an app called MDS.

MDS stands for Mac Deploy Stick and is third party software, it’s free to download but if you want support for the app you’ll need to pay for it. For our purposes here, we’re simply aiming to use the MDS app to download complete installers of macOS system software, without going through…

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How to Install MacOS Big Sur on a Mac

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Ready to upgrade to and install macOS Big Sur on your Mac? MacOS Big Sur is here, with it’s redesigned user interface, new icons, new system sounds, and a refreshed general appearance. Of course, there’s plenty of new beyond the visual changes, with new features in Safari, Messages, Photos, and more.

Here we’ll walk through the steps to install macOS Big Sur, and so if you’re interested you’ll be up and running with the latest macOS in no time at all. This method will be covering upgrading from an existing version of MacOS to install MacOS Big Sur,…

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How to Create macOS Big Sur Beta Bootable USB Install Drive

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Advanced Mac users often want to make a boot disk installer for macOS Big Sur beta, allowing for something like a USB flash drive to be used to boot and install macOS Big Sur onto any compatible Mac.

Bootable MacOS installer USB drives provide for the ability to clean install macOS Big Sur, update to macOS Big Sur, install macOS Big Sur beta onto multiple Macs without redownloading the installer, as well as the ability to use Disk Utility to partition and erase a machine, perform Time Machine restorations, and more.

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How to Install MacOS Big Sur Public Beta

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Now that MacOS Big Sur public beta is available to download, some adventurous Mac users may wish to install and try out Big Sur themselves, whether to check out the new user interface, experience the new features, or just to try out the next major releases of macOS before it hits the general public.

If you’re interested in installing macOS Big Sur Public Beta, this tutorial will explain how to do so.

Important reminder: macOS Big Sur Public Beta is not intended for widespread use. Beta system software is notoriously buggy, unreliable, and prone to issues and…

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How to Clean Install MacOS Catalina

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Some Mac users may wish to perform a clean install of MacOS Catalina onto a Mac. A clean install represents a fresh start, and it’s achieved by erasing all data from the Mac hard drive and then performing a fresh clean installation of MacOS Catalina onto that Mac. A clean install sort of feels like getting a new Mac in the sense that no data is on the device at all, there are no apps, no user accounts or user data, no system preferences or customizations, there is nothing left on the Mac at all, it’s just a blank new installation of MacOS Catalina.

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