Can share the yosemite installer?

vmachiel

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Feb 15, 2011
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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!
 

campyguy

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Mar 21, 2014
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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.