Free Mountain Lion Conditions

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by SisterRay, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. SisterRay macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Just bought a new Macbook Pro. Does anyone know whether the free upgrade acts the same way as if I bought it from the Mac App Store, i.e. it will cover my Mac Mini as well?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

    3bs

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    Anyone know how it works based on their experience with purchasing a Mac right before the release of Lion? I know the page I have to go to but why doesn't it just show up in my Purchases on the Mac App store?
     
  3. mabaker macrumors 65816

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    All you will have to do is to scan your receipt and upload it on this page, it will be updated with instructions after the release:

    http://www.apple.com/osx/uptodate/

    After 3-4 days you will receive a password protected PDF email from Apple with your app code which you can redeem on the App Store to install ML.
     
  4. 3bs macrumors 603

    3bs

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    Thanks for the detailed information. I'll scan my receipt now so it's ready.

    I don't know if I'll have the patience to wait 3-4 days but we'll see :p
     
  5. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    It works much easier than that.

    Once it is released. You enter your Serial into the Mac Up To Date Page: http://www.apple.com/osx/uptodate/

    They validate your Serial Number was purchased during this window, and they email you a code you can redeem in the App Store. When you redeem the code it is associated to your iTunes account and can be downloaded on any Mac it is compatible with.

    The code is generated instantly. I did this with my current MBP going to Lion. Too about 2 minutes to do.
     
  6. 3bs macrumors 603

    3bs

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    Hmm. That's actually way better than getting people to scan their receipts.
     
  7. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    The problem was that some of our serial numbers didn't work, we then had to contact AppleCare or scan our receipts. For most people (except me) it was smooth.
     
  8. 3bs macrumors 603

    3bs

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    Oh ok. Well hopefully that won't happen to any us this time round.
     

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