GM to Retail

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by slc2015, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. slc2015 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have had Lion GM running since it came out. I got it on imzdl.com, so it wasn't right from Apple (no registration). So on July 23, I come to find out that all my dock icons were default, I now had a new screensaver, and that I mysteriously updated to retail. D: When I went to the App Store, Lion said its already installed. When I go to recovery, the validation passes. I have no clue how my serial number could have gotten to Apple, or how I could have unknowingly updated to retail. Can someone explain this? Also, under About this Mac, it does in fact say "Lion 10.7" instead of "Lion 11A511". I have no clue how this happened....
    Thanks,
    Sam
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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  3. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    1. Retail = Gold Master
    2. Go back to "About this Mac" and click on the text "Version 10.7" for a surprise :)
     
  4. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    Is the forum search broken? No it works...
     
  5. slc2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know, but what I'm getting is that if you were to try to purchase retail from GM, it would say you have a newer version. Whereas for me, it says "Installed" instead of "Buy". And why would my screen saver and dock have changed out of no where.
    Sam :confused:
     
  6. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    You cannot buy Lion from Mac App Store if you have GM already. And I don't know why your screen saver changed or your dock.
     
  7. slc2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Hold down "Option" and click on "Installed" in the App Store on the Lion page.

    It'll let you purchase and download the "Retail" version.
     
  9. seong macrumors 65816

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    That doesn't work for me.
     
  10. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A5274d Safari/7534.48.3)

    Option click AppStore, then option click installed
     
  11. rtolboom macrumors member

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    Thanks, was looking for a way to buy :p
     
  12. seong macrumors 65816

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    Thanks :)
     

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