Bought used iMac with OSX Lion. Want to put Lion on my Snow Leopard Macbook! HELP!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by emanbb6, May 19, 2012.

  1. emanbb6 macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    So I've had a macbook pro with snow leopard on it. I purchased a used iMac that already had lion installed. My Apple ID is logged in and everything but when i try to download lion onto my Macbook it asks me to pay the $29.99. Is there a way around this? I don't think i should technically have to pay since i "paid" to have Lion on the iMac. any suggestions?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, you have to pay for Lion. If you buy Lion, you can install it on any Mac you own. The same is not true for Macs that come with Lion preinstalled.

    OS X Lion: How to install Lion on multiple computers
    If I buy a new MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Lion preinstalled, can I install it on my old MacBook too?
  3. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle Great Park, England.
    But you didn't pay for Lion, you bought a used iMac with Lion on it. It's the same for people who buy a NEW mac with Lion pre-installed, it cannot be downloaded onto other Mac's. If you BUY Lion then you can download it to all your machines.

Share This Page