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#51671 - 05/09/19 12:19 AM Brand New MacBook
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
So . . . how does one make an external recovery thumb drive of MOJAVE when it already comes pre-installed on a new laptop?
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#51674 - 05/09/19 01:17 AM Re: Brand New MacBook [Re: MG2009]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
You can get Install macOS Mojave.app via ‎this link and use it as the basis for your thumb drive.
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#51676 - 05/09/19 09:16 AM Re: Brand New MacBook [Re: artie505]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Thanks.

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#51677 - 05/09/19 04:16 PM Re: Brand New MacBook [Re: MG2009]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Alternatively you can boot from the Recovery Drive and install a copy of Mojave on the thumb drive. If you have a WiFi connection and even if your Recovery Drive is toast the system will boot from a Recovery Drive on Apple's servers. These days, I can't find much use for a bootable install CD/DVD/thumb drive except to run third party volume repair utilities and the occasion for doing that is becoming ever rarer.
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#51678 - 05/09/19 06:35 PM Re: Brand New MacBook [Re: joemikeb]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09

RE: " . . . the system will boot from a Recovery Drive on Apple's servers."

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I am not sure why not, but I did NOT know that . . . Guess one just has to ask, huh?

FWIW (or not), I made the bootable install thumb drive. Can use it with the 2013 desktop - if the need arises, I suppose.
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#51684 - 05/10/19 08:09 AM Re: Brand New MacBook [Re: joemikeb]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Thinking about it, in enabling bootable install thumb drives, Apple has quietly (almost) given us back the install discs they so ill-advisedly took from us. smirk
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