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How can I create a bootable OS X disk that is good for all macs?

By rodion15
May 26, 2016
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  1. When you try to start a mac off a hard drive from another mac model, it usually starts OK. But I guess each mac uses its drivers/extensions. How could I create a bootable OS X disk that is granted to be good for all mac models?. I thought a solution would be this: I start a mac using a disk from another mac model, then do the software update so it should download and install any missing drivers/extensions And so with different mac models till I've created a universal OS X bootable disk. ...am I right. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 173

    Not usually. When I was working as an ACMT, best practice was to use the MOST RECENT build or manufactured Mac that was available to you to create the bootable known good USB disk. So if you have a MacBook Pro 2012, and an iMac from 2016, you would use the 2016 Mac to create the disk.

    In my experience following this worked well when I was troubleshooting all Mac models. I worked at an authorized repair center.
     

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