Can I Download Lion Without Installing It?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mojo1, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    I have a new 13" MBP arriving Thursday from Amazon. It comes with Snow Leopard installed but I have thirty days to order a free download of Lion.

    Can I download Lion via the App Store without actually installing it?

    I'm wondering because I have at least one legacy app that requires Rosetta and I am considering using SL until Lion matures a bit...
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    You can download and install whenever you like. Enjoy!
     
  3. soundguy15 macrumors member

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    Yes. Just don't launch the Install application when it's finished downloading.
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah just download it via the App Store, and cancel the installer when it opens. It will remain in your applications directory, and just open it when you're ready.
     
  5. res1233 macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely. When you select "Install" all it does is download the installer and launch it, but you can just quit the installer.
     
  6. Mojo1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great!

    Thanks for the quick replies.

    I guess that I won't be giving up Eudora any time soon... ;)

    (Yeah, I'm THAT OLD!) :eek:
     

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