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Fresh OS X 10.8.5 reinstall on working Chimera system?

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Jul 10, 2018
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Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
GeForce GTX 670
Mac
Mac Pro
I have a 10.8.5 system working on Chimera 2.2.0 r2248. It's solid but I want to do a fresh install of the 10.8.5 so I can have a fresh system without the accumulated clutter, while retaining the bootloader/drivers/etc. What would be the best way to do this?

  • Yes I know it's an old OS but I have some software compatibility issues with anything beyond it, and it's an isolated system so I'd like to keep it this way :D
  • Please bear with me, it's been a while since I installed this, so I might not remember all of the details of the install.
  • I have multiple spare drives and other Mac systems at my disposal
  • Not too keen on moving to clover. I tinkered with it for a while but it wouldn't load the 10.8 installer.
  • Thanks in advance for your help!
 
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