Working around the Up-To-Date Program

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by markrox7, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2011
    My cousin recently purchased a new Macbook Pro, and he's eligible for the free Mountain Lion download. He's out of town, but I have his receipt and his serial number and all that. When ML comes out tomorrow, I know I have to go through the Up-To-Date Program on Apple's website, but since I have to type in his Mac's serial number, can I still download ML on my (separate) Mac?
    And if I can, will I be able to download ML on 5 other Macs using my Apple ID? :apple:
  2. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Your cousin is ok with this? :rolleyes:

    I know I would be pissed if someone did that to me
  3. macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Not going to help you simultaneously cheat your brother and steal from Apple.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2011
    I have his permission, because he's not coming back within 30 days of ML's release, so by then his free download would be void. He asked me to do this, I'm just asking if it'd work?
  5. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You are not cheating Apple, you are cheating your own family. Be a grown man and go buy it. Shesh it is only $20 not $130 as before.

    Download ML on his Mac alone.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    If the redemption process was as before, they will give you a code which links ML to your account. From there you can just login to that account with all your Macs and update to ML.

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