Mac OSX Install

When you have a problem on your Mac, reinstalling the OS should be near the bottom on your list of troubleshooting steps. Let’s look at some situations where reinstalling macOS is a good idea, plus alternative ways to deal with these problems first.

1. When Your Mac Has a Serious Problem

The main reason most people would reinstall macOS is because their system is completely messed up. Maybe error messages pop up constantly, software won’t run correctly, and other usability issues prevent you from working normally. In extreme cases, your Mac might not even boot.

While rare, this is more likely to occur with power users who regularly play with new software and make tweaks to system settings. However, it can happen to anyone.

If your Mac has a major issue like this, we recommend yout contact us at

2. When Your Mac Is Really Slow

Even if your Mac doesn’t have a critical problem, it might still run at a snail’s pace. When this happens, we first recommend you might need to remove some startup programs, run updates on your system, or clean out your storage drive to fix this issue.

But if none of these fixes have an effect, reinstalling macOS can likely help speed up your system. This is especially the case if your Mac is approaching a decade of life.