Buy a new Mac with Lion preinstalled: may i install on old Mac ?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by fa.ce, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. fa.ce macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2006
    if i buy a new Mac with Lion preinstalled may i install Lion on other Macs i've in my house for free ?
    How ? Simply inserting my Apple ID Account ?
  2. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    Technically no. If you buy the OS itself then yes you can install it on up to 10 machines with your ID. The new machine that comes with it preinstalled does not mean you can install the same way as if you bought the OS. At least, I'm pretty sure.
  3. fa.ce thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2006
    Thanks for the reply.
    Anyone can confirm that, for sure ?
    I've read that someday on August Lion will come also on hardware key, don't know if also in bundle with new mac ...
  4. gnagy macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    The answer is most likely "no", but I'll share what happened to me anyway.

    I bought an iMac with Snow Leopard pre-installed. I requested Lion using the up-to-date program:

    I installed it on my iMac. Than I proceeded to install Lion on my wife's computer. When I clicked on "Buy App" in the App Store, it said I already purchased this product, so it will be a free download.
  5. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    anyone have anymore news about this?
    Is there some way to download the Lion installer on the a mac that has Lion preinstalled?
    i know my new Air came with free app store downloads of iLife, maybe Lion as well?

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