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Archive for July 13th, 2015

by Tom Nelson

OS X El Capitan, the latest version of OS X as of the summer of 2015, is available from the Mac App Store as a free download. Like previous versions of OS X, El Capitan has the annoying habit of automatically starting the installation process once the download is complete.

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Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

This would be fine if all you wanted to do was quickly install El Capitan as an upgrade install over your existing version of OS X.

But even if this is your goal, it’s not too likely that you’re actually ready to start the install process. After all, there’s quite a bit of housekeeping to be done before you commit to installing OS X El Capitan: that includes having a recent backup of your data, and making a bootable OS X El Capitan installer on a USB flash drive.

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