Does your Mac have to be registered to run the developer build?

blasto2236

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Before anyone deletes this, I am NOT asking for anyone to register me, nor am I trying to trade UDIDs or anything of the sort.

If I manage to obtain the developer preview of Mavericks, does my iMac have to be registered with a dev account like the iPhones/iPads do for iOS? Or will I be able to install it no problem? I hope this is a legit question to ask, still relatively new around here (as far as the release of new OS' goes)

Thanks!
 

mdapple

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im not really a beta person since i prefer stable builds, but i think the answer is yes
 

lulla01

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I am pretty sure it does not. But I do not know how it will work when updates are released.
 

w0lf

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No but this will probably get locked, because the question implies illegal installation.
 

Drew017

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Usually your mac does not need to be registered to a developer account. You should be able to install it fine… but if you have a developer account and were to install it you wouldn't have this issue ;)
 

blasto2236

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Usually your mac does not need to be registered to a developer account. You should be able to install it fine… but if you have a developer account and were to install it you wouldn't have this issue ;)
Well, I was under the impression that buying an Apple developer account WOULD get me legitimate access. But evidently iOS and Mac dev accounts come with their own $100 price tag. Not spending another $100 to try it early.