Clean Install MacOS Catalina on any Mac

The clean install process is easy.

In the video we will show you how to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina on any Mac.
In a previous video I showed you how to create a MacOS Catalina installer USB and I here is the link. Create MacOS Installer Drive.

Once you have followed that video and created your USB we can now show you how to do a clean install on any Mac.

One more thing to mention your USB can be USB type A or USB type C it doesn’t matter which one. If you want to buy one similar to what I am using here’s the link.

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Step 1 – Clean Install MacOS

Go ahead and shutdown your Mac. Apple Menu > Shut Down and Select Shutdown again. Next plug in your MacOS Catalina USB. Press and hold your Alt Option Key on your Keyboard and press your power button to turn your Mac on.

You should then see the Boot menu with Install macOS Catalina, use the arrow keys and select Mac OS Catalina drive. Press return on your keyboard.

It will eventually boot you into the macOS Utilities menu. If you want to Upgrade or Install a new copy of macOS, select the install macOS option. I want to show you a clean install so I am going to wipe the hard drive first. Click Disk Utility.

Clean Install MacOS
Disk Utility a program to help you format your hard disk before installing MacOS Catalina.

Step 2 – Disk Utility

When you are in Disk Utility, select your Internal Hard drive in the top left hand corner and press partition. Press partition again. Give your partition an Name in this case I will call it Mac HD. Under format you can select APFS or if you have an older drive Mac OS Extended (Journaled).Click Apply and click Partition. When you have done that go back up to Disk Utility menu and Quit Disk Utility.

Alright you have wiped your hard drive and now you are about to do a clean install of macOS. Select install macOS. Click continue. Agree to the terms. Select Mac HD and then click install.

So by now you Mac would have rebooted and you should get the Welcome screen where you select the country you are from. You have now done a clean install of macOS Catalina and you can just go through all the mac setup prompts, similar to when you first purchased your mac.

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Create a MacOS Catalina USB installer drive

This video will show you how to create MacOS Catalina USB installer drive. This installer drive can be used to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina on any Mac.

Step 1 – Download MacOS Software

You will need to open up a Safari browser and navigate to beta.apple.com. Click on Sign in or join up if you haven’t already. Type in your Apple ID when prompted.

Next up you want to scroll down to where it says “Get Started” and Enroll your Mac. Then the next menu to look out for is the Download the MacOS Public Beta. You will be able to upgrade this version to full version when its released, some time in September 2019. Once downloaded open your beta file and run through the prompts.

Close the installer windows by going to the Apple menu and into the Install MacOS Beta and then quit Install MacOS.

Step 2 – Create MacOS Catalina drive

Go into your Finder menu, then click on Go. Then go down to Applications, find your Install MacOS Catalina app. Right click it and go to show package contents. Go into Contents and go into Resources folder. Then find the create install media file. Drag that Windows to the left side of the screen to give yourself some space.

Go into Finder and do a search for Terminal window. Move your Terminal window to the right so you can see both windows. In the Terminal window type sudo space. Then drag your create install media file into the Terminal window. It should look something like the picture below.

Create macOS Catalina USB
Using the Terminal to create the USB drive.

After that type in –Volume and then press space again. Next go back up to the Go menu then down to Go to folder. In the text box type /Volumes and click on Go.

Plug in your USB to the Mac. I use a SanDisk version but you can buy your own version here. 🔥 Do you want a USB drive like the one in the video? Click here. https://amzn.to/2NqJI5k

Step 3 – Create MacOS USB

Go back into your Volumes folder and you should see your SanDisk USB or whatever USB you are using should appear. Click and drag it into your Terminal window. press Return and the next step will wipe and data on the USB. Type Y and press Return again on your Keyboard. Double click on your USB drive and you should see the installer file. Your drive has been created and you are ready to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina.

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Share files iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

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To share Files, Photos and Safari links with other devices nearby you can use Apple AirDrop you can wirelessly.

Step1 – Turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on. – Share files iPhone to Mac


On your iPhone swipe up from the bottom to open Control Center. If you are using an iPhone 10, swipe down from the upper right hand corner of your screen and 3D tap in the middle of the network settings box.

Make sure your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on and if your AirDrop is off, turn it on. When you turn the AirDrop on you will have three options, so you should see Receiving off, Contacts only and Everyone. Select everyone, but be careful leaving this option on in public as you might get Cyber Flashed. What is Cyber Flashing? check out this link here.

Share files iPhone to Mac
Check Bluetooth and Wifi are Turned off

In the Apple menu click on Go and then Scroll down to AirDrop. If your Bluetooth is turned off just go ahead and turn it back on. It is important to make sure your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network so that they can see each other.  Can you see your iPhone and other devices in the AirDrop menu? If you can’t see them it is likely because you need to click the drop down menu and make sure Everyone is selected.

Step 2 – Transfer files.


Next up go to the file, photo or document you want to share and tap the Share icon. If you don’t see it tap the more icon to find it.
Next tap your AirPlay icon.
Simply tap the device you want to share with and then you should see a pop up on your iPhone or Mac, you can accept or decline the file.

Step 3 – Turn off AirPlay


To turn AirPlay off go back into your drop down menu and select no one. You can also go into the settings menu and turn blue tooth off. Also guys if you want to see more of my videos like Transfer data iPhone to Android click the links now and help me out by hitting the Subscribe button and smashing the bell icon.

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This video and article will show you how to Fix Error Your bootable USB drive could not be created.

Hi All
When installing Windows on a Mac I came across this error when I was trying to create a USB drive. The problem is the DVD is already mounted in Disk utility and when this is the case the Boot Camp Assistant cannot mount the DVD at the same time so you get this Error Your bootable USB drive could not be created.

Your bootable USB drive could not be created

The fix for this is pretty straight forward. You need to unmount the USB drive in order to get this to work. But also you will need to make a copy of that DVD so that you will be able to continue along with the setup.
If you want to know how to create a ISO or DMG file from a DVD then you can follow the 123myIT.com video here.
How to create an ISO file on a Mac

Once you have created your DMG or ISO file, you can then start the process again with the Boot Camp Assistant. However this time instead of selecting the DVD drive, go into your Documents folder and select the newly created DMG or ISO file. This should then allow you to continue on with the installation as normal and Fix Error Your bootable USB drive could not be created one and for all.

Users that have upgraded to Yosemite may also get this same error. If this is the case just follow the steps outlined above and you should hopefully resolve the same error.

If you want to see the official Apple page on how to create an ISO image file click on the link below.
Boot Camp: Creating an ISO image from a Windows installation DVD

Good luck
Matt

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This video & article will show you how to Fix Error: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.

The old GPT partition style error! Must be close to the most frustrating and annoying errors I have encountered in my time working with Mac.
In this video on how to Fix GPT Error: Windows cannot be installed to this disk error message, I explain a few different ways to try and fix this error. However lets talk about the possible root cause of the error.

Most people myself included get this error when trying to install Windows on a Mac and seems to be caused by the hard drive not being configured for UEFI mode. If your Mac or PC is UEFI-based then to install Windows your hard drive must be set up as UEFI mode or legacy BIOS-compatibility mode.

GPT Error Message

If you want to know more information on this issue then you can the Microsoft reference on this link.
Windows Setup: Installing using the MBR or GPT partition style

For example, if you receive the error message: “Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is not of the GPT partition style”, it’s because your PC is booted in UEFI mode, but your hard drive is not configured for UEFI mode. You’ve got a few options:

1. Reboot the PC in legacy BIOS-compatibility mode. This option lets you keep the existing partition style. For more info, see Boot to UEFI Mode or Legacy BIOS mode.

2. Reformat the drive for UEFI by using the GPT partition style. This option lets you use the PC’s UEFI firmware features.

You can do this yourself by reformatting the drive using the instructions below, or if you need to preserve the data, use a third-party utility to convert the drive to GPT format.

Ok so how do you fix it? Well you can try the options mentioned in the video, however I have found the best way to fix the issue was to backup my data in OS X.

Then do a Clean install of OS X.

And then try the boot camp process again from scratch. This process should sort out your hard drive partition type and resolve the issues with Windows not installing correctly on the disk.