Lion, multiple Macs, and licensing

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Demigod Mac, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe I've heard a clear answer on this.

    What's Apple's stance on those of us who own multiple Macs and want to upgrade all of them to Lion? One Apple ID = unlimited installs for an individual, or do they expect one person to buy a copy for each Mac?

    What about family packs for households with multiple Macs?
     
  2. Qwaf macrumors member

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    One regular Lion purchase on the store allows you to install it on up to 5 Macs.
     
  3. OllyW Moderator

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    But they've got to use the same Apple ID.
     
  4. jakudo macrumors member

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    And is there some possibility to download just one copy of the installation file and install it on multiple macs (with same or different ID)?
     
  5. endless17 macrumors member

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    download the installer, extract the dmg, restore it to a USB drive and install Lion on as many machines as you'd like.
     
  6. jakudo macrumors member

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  7. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

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    Is that the same for the server version as well?
     
  8. richardp2020 macrumors newbie

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    I'm confused, so if I download lion on my mac, extract the installer and put it on a disc. I can then install the original version on my imac and use the disc to upgrade my wife's macbook pro? So how does the verification work for my wife's mac? Do I sign in with my apple id during the installation process/sign in after first boot up? or is it easier than that, does it only need your apple id to actually download the installer?
     

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