Am I able to install Lion from 2011 macbook Air?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by chibamac, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. chibamac macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I did a search and found nothing on this. I'm getting a new 2011 MBA and Have some other macs with Snow Leopard. Is there a way to install the new OS that comes pre installed on the MBA on my other machines?

    Thanks in advance,
    Chibatastic
     
  2. chibamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    No. You'll have to buy it from the Mac App Store. It's £20.99
     
  4. stillill macrumors member

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    Awww boo. So I've got a licensed copy of Lion on my new Air, but I have to buy a licensed copy of Lion if I want to install it anywhere else.

    Boooooooo, squeezing them til the pips squeak
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    The copy of OS X that comes with Macs is licensed for that machine only. This has always been the case--the restore media only worked with that particular model.
     
  6. stillill macrumors member

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    ok thanks
     
  7. Chaucer498 macrumors newbie

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    The above is the way it used to be, but I do not believe that is the way it is now. Supposedly, Lion comes with an authorization for all your macs.

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/06/07/single-purchase-of-lion-installs-on-all-macs/

    It was discussed during the Keynote.

    I do not know if that means you can take the version off of your Air and install it to others. This may only be for the version downloaded off the apps store. I would look further into it.
     
  8. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    So you're buying a $1000+ laptop, but you can't spare $30 for a family license for an OS? /firstworldproblems
     
  9. chibamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Didn't want to waist $30 if the new air came with a universal copy of lion. Money is money..
     
  10. stillill macrumors member

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    Want to spunk another $30 up a corporation's chuff for something you've already got, go for it fellah. Not for me. ps this isn't twitter, you look like a fanny.
     
  11. chibamac, Jul 21, 2011
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    chibamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess we should find out soon enough. People with additional machines should be getting their 2011 MBA today. I have to wait until next week for my ultimate 13 to ship. If anyone reading this knows for sure, please post here.

    Thx!

    Chibatastic
     
  12. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    There is a distinct possibility that the MBA may come with a USB key version.
     
  13. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Which will be a restore drive for that MacBook Air only. The OP will still have to buy Lion to put it on his other Macs.
     

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