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Old Nov 26th, 2020, 12:26 AM   #31
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I'm going to create a bootable Big Sur flash drive for a clean install. I guess there's plenty of instructions on how to do that. Did I read above where someone stated Sierra is the lat download that one can do that with? I created a bootable flash drive for Catalina last year.
This knowledge base article covers everything from El Cap to Big Sur....

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201372

You can read all sorts of disinformation from the "I ain't gonna update" reactionary crowd here!
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Old Nov 26th, 2020, 06:59 AM   #32
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Old Nov 26th, 2020, 02:00 PM   #33
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Good luck. As if 2020 hasn't brought enough grief with it, who needs an operating system that is full of problem and bugs according to various sites???

Or how about those with MacBook Pros that ended up getting them completely bricked. But nice that Apple has offered to repair some, and even those well out of their normal warranty.

I guess you must be really wanting to and cannot wait use some of the "new OS BS features"!!! If you can get them all working!!!

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I am a few versions behind, still in Mojave which I will probably be in for a while not wanting a pure 64bit only OS as some apps I have and need are not 64bit. What I don't get from what I have seen about Big Sur is how they can call it the biggest change to Mac OS since moving from OS 9 to OS X. That was a monumental jump, Big Sur looks basically the same save some cleaning up of the UI and things of that nature. Not sure I see that big of a shift. Of course having not used it I may be missing something.
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Old Nov 26th, 2020, 06:18 PM   #35
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What I don't get from what I have seen about Big Sur is how they can call it the biggest change to Mac OS since moving from OS 9 to OS X. That was a monumental jump, Big Sur looks basically the same save some cleaning up of the UI and things of that nature. Not sure I see that big of a shift.

If you want a good chuckle, as I got the other day, read through some of the features that Apple outlines here:
New features coming with macOS Big Sur
https://www.apple.com/ca/macos/big-sur/features/

Make sure you don't miss some of them like "rounded edges" for a new windows look, or the new "deeper and translucent Menu bar"!!!!

You might notice there is very little mention of the OS crashing and some of the worst bugs in any Mac OS Version that many veterans have ever witnessed.

So, certainly some big changes, even right down to some classic system sounds disappearing where a user is not allowed to change as they are barred from entering or modify the system files!!!

BTW: Whoever came up with the new System sound for when taking a screenshot??? Wouldn't one have expected a sound something similar to a camera Shutter sound??

Gheese, and I thought Jony Ive and his influence when he was In charge at Apple was bad.



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Old Nov 27th, 2020, 07:30 AM   #36
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I had done the Big Sur update over top of Catalina with no problems. I would think a Clean Install would go the same. I sure would not want to brick my early 2015 MBP for the sake of a Clean Install.
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Old Dec 28th, 2020, 07:43 PM   #37
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Has there been any updates from Apple on the installation issues for some users? I am now creating a Boot Drive with my original Big Sur download. Is there issues with the original download? Just checking before I go bricking my MBP with a Clean Install of Big Sur.
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Just checking before I go bricking my MBP with a Clean Install of Big Sur.

Just make double sure that you have a recent, current and tested bootable clone backup!!!

Don't do any OS "updates" or changes with your Mac until you have done that!!

PS: why do you think you need to do "a Clean Install of Big Sur"???

Also, a true macOS Clean Install can take a LOT of time and often doesn't accomplish any real improvements, if any, and sometimes can mess things up!! But definitely use Migration Assistant if you do go that route.



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Old Dec 30th, 2020, 12:31 PM   #39
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I like to do Clean Installs every few years. I always have found that everything snaps to life a bit more. Never had any issues with a Clean Install. Great way to get rid of orphaned files, etc. And yes, I've found that annoying bugs are gone, probably due to corrupt pref files.
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