Can share the yosemite installer?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vmachiel, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Hi Forum,

    Our internet is really bad so can I share the installer (copy it via USB stick)? I "purchase" them on all the Macs in our house so that each Apple ID has the "Yosemite app" officially tied to it. But can I then just download it on one, and copy it over to the others?

    Thanks!
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. vmachiel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But that is for clean installs right? I'd like to update all the mac by copying the installer from one of them.
     
  4. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502

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    also upgrade...it's nice to have laying around in case of harddrive failures etc.
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    Yes, AFAIK.

    I own several Macs, none of which are using a common Apple ID. I DLed the Yosemite installer - then quit that app before the installation on one Mac as it will get deleted after the installation. I copied the app to an SSD I use, then installed Yosemite on my original Mac. I then used the copied Yosemite installer onto each of my compatible Macs and proceeded with the installation - it worked perfectly.
     

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