Lion across multiple machines.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by orvn, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. orvn macrumors 6502

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    So I just bought Lion on my girlfriend's Macbook pro.
    The license suggests that this one copy can be used for "any mac in my home".

    Can I somehow install the same Lion without paying for a new license?
    We have different Apple ID's.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    No, that would be a breach of the EULA. Software can only be installed on Mac's that you own.
     
  3. Cole JM macrumors regular

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    So you are gonna have to marry her to get lion.
     
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  5. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    Logout of the mac app store on your mac, and log back in with her account, click "buy now" and it will say "you have already purchased this, click ok to download" after your click buy.

    After this, change the username and password back to yours.

    Super simple.
     
  6. Cole JM macrumors regular

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    buy also violating the EULA.
     
  7. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    "buy"? You're an educated individual, aren't you? :rolleyes:

    Just because his girlfriend has her own mac app store account doesn't mean that they are violating the EULA by using her license to install on his macs as well. There is no way to determine if her mac is actually hers, or if his is actually his from the information given. She could be the administrator, and owner of all machines in question - so could he. If HE purchased lion on his girlfriends mac, that stands to reason that he is the system administrator and owner of the systems in question. This was never stated and can NOT be assumed, however.

    Pay attention.
     
  8. Cole JM macrumors regular

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    Sorry. auto correct made it buy. I clearly mean but.
     
  9. orvn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I just did it all.

    Got a new license for myself to use Lion.
    Moved in with my girlfriend.
    Asked her to marry me.

    What can I say, I enjoy executing advice given to me on forums (oh the illustrious stories).

    By the way, I'm not kidding.
     

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