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GUIDE How to Clean Install macOS Ventura on your Mac

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How to Install macOS Ventura on your Mac

The following is a guide for installing macOS Ventura on your Mac. You can use this guide for a clean install of macOS Ventura on your compatible Mac.

Overview


Today, Apple announced their new macOS lineup i.e macOS Ventura 13.0 which is Apple's newest and most awaited OS. Monterey added massive updates and improvements from its predecessor, Big Sur.

Packed with new features and functionality, the most noticeable update that can be seen and experienced is the new GUI. Featuring a much more "iOS" look and feel and is as smooth as butter.

Requirements


Before you start with this guide, here's are a few requirements
  • A working Internet connection.
  • A 16 GB or larger USB Flash Drive.
NOTE:
  • A complete backup of your system. We advise you to perform a complete backup of your system along with the existing installation. In case something goes wrong, you can restore it using the backup you created.

To start with the guide, you'll also need to have access to a fully functional computer running macOS Mojave or later. This requirement is must as you need to access to Mac App Store in order to download a copy of macOS and create an installation USB Flash Drive later on.

Compatibility


Before you proceed with a clean installation, we suggest you to check the compatibility of the Mac model.

Installing macOS Ventura on Mac


Now, you can start downloading files, creating a bootable USB, and doing a clean install. Follow the steps below to install macOS Ventura on your Mac.

STEP 1: Download macOS Ventura and Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive with createinstallmedia
To download macOS Ventura and create a Bootable USB, refer to the guide linked below.

STEP 2: Booting the Installer using USB
After preparing your installation USB, you're ready to install it on the target Mac

1. Restart your Mac and while restarting, hold down the option key and select your USB Flash Drive and boot from it. The installer will load in a while.

STEP 3: Installing macOS
1. When at the installation screen, select your preferred language and continue
2. Select Disk Utility and continue, click on View, and select Show all Devices.
3. Now select your Hard Drive or SSD on which you want to install macOS and use the following parameters to erase your drive.

NameMacintosh HD
FormatAPFS
SchemeGUID Partition Map

4. Close Disk Utility
5. Select Install macOS and continue with the options.
6. Now select Macintosh HD and click on Install.

NOTES:
  • This will take couple of minutes and will restart at "Less than a minute is remaining". Upon completion, the system will automatically restart. Your Mac will restart to complete the installation.

Here it ends the first phase of the installation.

7. When your Mac restarts, select Boot macOS Install from Macintosh HD or (Your drive name) and then boot.

It will continue the second phase of the installation. Upon completion, your Mac will automatically restart.

STEP 4: Finishing macOS Setup
After finishing the macOS installation, it's time to set up the macOS for the first usage with the newly installed macOS.

When you're at the welcome screen, continue with the basics options such as Keyboard setup, Network, Computer Account and Privacy settings.

Now the installation is complete!

NOTES:
  • The first boot may be slower as the caches are not built yet. Once the caches are built, it will boot normally.

Enjoy macOS Ventura on your Mac :)
 
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