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by Tom Nelson

OS X El Capitan once again sets the upgrade install as the default method of performing an installation. This means if you start downloading the El Capitan installer from the Mac App Store, and get up to have some tea, when you come back, it’s very likely that you’ll be looking at the El Capitan installer screen waiting for you to click the Continue button.

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Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

As tempting as it may be to get on with the installation, I recommend quitting the installer at this point, and taking care of some setup details first.

What You Need to Run OS X El Capitan

l Capitan was announced at WWDC 2015, and will go through a public beta process beginning in July 2015, finishing off with a public release sometime in the fall of 2015. Before you decide to participate in the public beta, or install the new Mac operating system once it’s released, you should take a look at which Macs will support the OS, and what the minimum specifications are. You can find out if your Mac is up to snuff by taking a look at this guide:

OS X El Capitan Minimum Requirements

Once you have determined that your Mac meets the requirements, you’re almost ready to proceed with installing the new system. But first, you need to take a few preliminary steps to ensure that your Mac is ready to successfully install the OS, and that you’ll have a trouble-free installation process.

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