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Here’s another cool How-to from iFixScreens. In this tutorial we will show you how to make a bootable OS X Yosemite USB key, so you can boot OS X Yosemite from anywhere using a USB.

 

Step 1: Connect an 8GB or larger USB key to your Macbook

Step 2: Launch the Mac App Store

Mac Store Logo

Step 3: Go to the OS X Yosemite application page in the app store and click on the Install button. *If you have already downloaded OS X Yosemite on your mac or have installed it, you will have to click on the “Download” button again.

Yosmite

Step 4: Launch the Disk Utility application. (This will be in the utility folder)

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Disk Utility

Step 5: In the Disk Utility application, select the USB drive (This will be on the left and side)

Step 6: Click on the Partition tabPartition

Step 7: Under Partition Layout: set it to 1 Partition; change Name to Yosemite; and Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

Partition Layout

Step 8: Click on the “Options” button and click on the button that says “GUID Partition Table” then click OK

Guid

Step 9: Click “Apply” to save all your changes. When you are asked to confirm, click the “Partition” button.

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Step 10: Open and launch “Terminal” on your mac, (this will be located in the Utility folder)

Terminal

Step 11: Make sure you do not have any other versions named “Yosemite” (other than the one we just created above) and make sure your empty USB stick is still inserted.

Step 10: Type or copy the following command into the Terminal Application window.

sudo ‘/Applications/Install OS X Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia’ –volume ‘/Volumes/Yosemite’ –applicationpath ‘/Applications/Install OS X Yosemite.app’ –nointeraction

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Step 12: You will be asked to enter your password. This is the administrative account password for your mac.

Step 13: After about 15-20 minutes your USB install Key for OS X Yosemite will be complete, you should see a “Copy complete” and “Done” on your window.

 

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Ravi Shah


Ravi is the head of Content Strategy at iFixScreens Corporate. With over a decade of experience writing technical content for his readers, Ravi has helped thousands of readers with helpful content, tips, and tricks. He mainly writes content related to gadget repairs, such as iPhones, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

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