Resolved Download Lion from App store

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  1. TheStew, Aug 13, 2011
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    TheStew macrumors member

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    Hi guys, I got this promo code so I can download Lion for free (I bought my MBP a bit before Lion came out).
    Now I am using programs that I cannot afford not to work after the Lion install. I dont want to risk something not being compatible. Can I just download Lion without installing it? Or does that automaticly happen?

    Also; can I download it, then install it on a different part of my HD and later move on to that part (update it with Time Machine) and delete my current OS?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Yes. When you purchase Lion, it downloads the 3.74gb installer to your Applications folder. You then have to manually run the installer and follow instructions.
     
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  4. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    All u need is 8gb memory stick then get the .dmg open disk utility then drag the .dmg on the stick.

    Find on Google on how to step by step
     
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