Apple don’t have instructions for how to do a clean installation of OS X Yosemite, but it is exactly the same as the previous version of OS X Â – Mavericks.Â So if you want a clean fresh installation of Yosemite, just follow Apple’s instructions here of Mavericks”
Yosemite has just been released. Like any new OSX, it has various problems with the first release, so unless you really need it, I’d wait for the first minor update to come out to fix some of the buys.
If you decide to install Yosemite, hereÂ areÂ a few things to be aware of before you upgrade.
By default Yosemite will default to encrypt your entire Hard Drive. This potentially means if you forget yourÂ password ALL YOUR FILES WILL BE UNAVAILABLE. Â Make sure to turn this off unless you understand the consequences. I think this should have been opt in rather than opt out.
Fuji Xerox printers don’t work. Â Â Here is a workaround.
non Apple SSDÂ as startup disk with TRIM enabled – there could be issues. See hereÂ for a more detailed explanation and hereÂ for a discussion.
Problems with Gmail and Apple mail where you cannot log in to check your mail – password error. Tis can be solved by deleting your gmail account from AppleÂ mail then putting the Gmail settings in again.
The first three weeks of Yosemite has been painful because Dragon Dictate has not been working properly. Â It would not read Â my old profiles and would not let me train a new one without crashing. I rely fairly heavily on Dragon Dictate to do most of my Â writing/typing Â so this was a bit of a dud. I was going to write a post on a workaround for this problem, but Nuance released an update today – version 4.0.6 – Â which fixes the problems. Training is working again and Dragon Dictate has stopped crashing.
Nuance should have had this all worked out before Yosemite was released, but at least we areÂ back in business now.
STOP PRESS: ClickÂ here for review of newer ‘Dragon for Mac’ (released Septmeber 2015.)
Some SSD drives are crashing in Yosemite do to an issue with something called ‘TRIM’. Â Thankfully if you followed the method in my article entitled “How to speed up your mac with a Solid State SSD Drive” you willÂ not have this problem. But if you have used an SSD that needs TRIM, read on to find out about the problem and how to fix it.