Can I download Lion now but hold off on installing?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hoosker, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. hoosker macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2003
    I bought an iMac that qualifies for the OS X Lion Up-to-Date upgrade.
    I want to take advantage of getting Lion for free but I do not want to upgrade from Snow Leopard just yet. I am still using programs that use Rosetta.

    Can I download now and keep it on my Mac for later install or will downloading through the Mac App Store automatically start installing it too?

    It is my understanding that you must request their Up-to-Date upgrade within 30 days of purchase (purchased between June 6, 2011 and July 20).

    Anybody know? Thanks in advance.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Yes, you can download it now and install later on.
  3. hoosker thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2003
  4. rcp27 macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_4 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8K2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Basically what you get from the app store is an "install OS X Lion" app that works like any other. It will auto- run, but just command-Q out of it and it will happily sit in the apps folder (or can be copied to another location forbackup or use on another mac you own to save a repeat 4GB download). Let it sit unused till you want it.

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