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

    Apr 25, 2008
    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 regular

    Sep 11, 2010
    One regular Lion purchase on the store allows you to install it on up to 5 Macs.
  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    But they've got to use the same Apple ID.
  4. jakudo macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2008
    Prague, Czech Republic
    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

    Mar 8, 2011
    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

    Dec 21, 2008
    Prague, Czech Republic
  7. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2006
    Is that the same for the server version as well?
  8. richardp2020 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2007
    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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