Tag Archive: Bootable


How to Create a Bootable macOS Sierra Installer

Some Mac users like creating a bootable USB install drive for macOS Sierra, which offers for a way to easily update multiple machines, perform clean installs, and to have just as a backup Mac OS Sierra installer should the need arise. This walkthrough will demonstrate the exact steps necessary to create a boot installer drive … Read More

How to Make Bootable MacOS Sierra 10.12 Beta USB Installer Drive

Many Mac users interested in installing MacOS Sierra Beta may prefer to do so with the assistance of a macOS Sierra 10.12 bootable installer USB drive, typically on a flash thumb drive or a similar disk. The advantages to this method is that the macOS Sierra installer is portable, it can be booted from, and … Read More

How to Make a Bootable OS X El Capitan Beta USB Installer Drive

Many Mac users interested in running OS X El Capitan may wish to have a bootable install drive of the new operating system. We’re going to demonstrate how to do this with a USB flash drive, but technically you can create a boot installer out of just about any USB device which has sufficient space. … Read More

Easy way to make a bootable OS X Yosemite drive

There are plenty of reasons why you might need to make an OS X bootable drive. Maybe you’re updating numerous Macs in your house and don’t want to download the installer every time. Perhaps you’ve replaced the hard drive in… Read more ›

How to Make a Bootable OS X Yosemite Beta USB Install Drive

Now that the OS X Yosemite Beta is available to the public (you can still sign up and download it if you’re interested in running the beta release on your Mac), you might be wanting to make a bootable installer drive out of an external USB flash disk to make installation easier. Sure, you can … Read More

How to Make a Bootable OS X Yosemite Beta USB Install Drive

Now that the OS X Yosemite Beta is available to the public (you can still sign up and download it if you’re interested in running the beta release on your Mac), you might be wanting to make a bootable installer drive out of an external USB flash disk to make installation easier. Sure, you can … Read More

How to Make a Bootable OS X Mavericks USB Install Drive

Just like other recent major Mac updates, OS X Mavericks arrives as an app that wants to update the current OS X installation, and with a little work you can make a bootable USB installation drive. This allows you to easily perform partitioning for dual boot situations, clean installs, upgrades on multiple Macs, and more, plus it’s just really convenient to have for troubleshooting and simple future installations, without having to re-download OS X 10.9 every time you want to  [Read More…]

How To Make A Bootable Disk Or USB Drive Of OS X Mountain Lion

Apple only sells OS X Mountain Lion as a digital download in the Mac App Store. The installer weighs in at a hefty 4.05GB, but the good news is that you can install your copy of Mountain Lion on all of your Macs for no extra charge. Technically, the Mountain Lion installer can be used on an infinite number of Macs once you have it; you just need to make a bootable  [Read More…]

How to Make a Bootable OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion USB Install Drive

OS X Mountain Lion Bootable Installer OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be offered exclusively through the App Store, familiar territory for Apple since OS X Lion was provided the same way. Thankfully it�s still possible to create a bootable OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installer from any USB drive, be it a flash key or external hard drive. By creating a bootable install drive, you can perform clean OS X 10.8  [Read More…]

Bootable Backups Are Easier With Superduper

Superduper for OS X Every Mac sold since the launch of OS X 10.5 (Leopard) has had a copy of Apple�s backup software, Time Machine, included. And thank goodness for that, because backups were the elephant in the computer industry�s room. Everyone knew it was essential to keep backups, and everyone knew that most people just didn�t bother.   Time Machine made backups so simple that you didn�t need  [Read More…]