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frito1224
Mar 5, 2012, 08:39 PM
I noticed the the mountain lion app store seems to read from the computers serial number, i installed ML on an external hd never logged in to anything but yet it still pops up with updates for apps i have on my internal HD



Anthony La
Mar 6, 2012, 12:02 AM
I noticed the the mountain lion app store seems to read from the computers serial number, i installed ML on an external hd never logged in to anything but yet it still pops up with updates for apps i have on my internal HD

The App Store picks up on software you're qualified to use using your computer's UDID - or really, just Lion, and the iLife suite.

In this case that's not what's happening. The App Store is simply picking up the presence of apps that happen to be in the Applications folder of the internal drive, because the App Store searches /Applications in any connected drives to determine whether an app is installed or not.