How to Run El Capitan and Yosemite Simultaneously on Your Mac?

OS X EI Capitan is now on hand for the Mac users – having been announced on September 30 – numbers of Mac users are switching over to the latest operating system so as to experience the new features and innovative applications that have been introduced with the latest edition.

However, you may not be ready to say goodbye to Yosemite which you have been using for the last some months – maybe you are worried about the data files and information that may go vanished due to replacing the current edition with the latest one.

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If this is the worry that is stopping you from switching over to OS X EI Capitan, here are some tips to run both editions on your Mac simultaneously without losing any data files.

Dual boot El Capitan on a second hard drive:

The most convenient way to install OS X EI Capitan – when you want to keep the Yosemite installation as it is – is to install EI Capitan on the second drive. You can use either external or internal hard drive for the same.

According to the experts, external hard drive is believed to be a good option because of its speed and the compatibility with the internal drive on a Mac computer. If your Mac lacks Thunderbolt, you would better go for a USB 3.0 drive. Contact customer support for Apple tech service number

How to install El Capitan on an external hard drive:

If you have an external drive and you want to use it dedicatedly for the purpose of OS X EI Capitan, then follow the instructions mentioned below:

  • Connect the external hard drive.
  • Start Disk Utility.
  • Click on the drive seen in the sidebar
  • Click to create partition on the external hard drive.
  • Check if the Partition Layout displays a single partition.
  • Give a name to the parted drive like “Mac OS X El Capitan”.
  • Click OK.

And now you have created partition on your external hard drive. The next step is to download OS X EI Capitan from the App Store. Once you downloaded the OS from the store, you will be directed through the installation procedure.

While executing the installation process, you do have preferences to select a particular one by launching System Preferences > Startup Disk. Select a specific operating system that you want to use on your Mac computer. You can restart your computer and get an operating system as per your preferences.

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