Installation DVD - no key required?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ASed, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. ASed macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2011
    Hi all,

    I purchased Lion from the app store some time ago and created a bootable installation DVD. Coming from the Redmond universe, I am used to the paradigm that during (XP) or after (Vista/7) a fresh install I have to enter a key to validate that I have purchased a license for my OS (there are ways around this, but it is not my point here).

    Is it the same now with Lion (maybe you have to enter your Apple Id at some point - probably to get the updates)? Or can i just go around and lend my DVD to whomever has an Apple computer and let them try out Lion X for free?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    That's correct. You don't need a license or product key.

    However, the licensing terms you agreed to only allow you to install Lion on your personal devices.

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