Need Lion ASAP. HELP ME

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

  1. EquilibriumGroup macrumors member

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    There are probs a lot treads on this but here it goes.

    I want to get OS x Lion for a friend and the only way to do it is to download it..

    Is there any way for me to get a legit copy of lion (buy it) and put it onto a USB drive for him to install it onto his MBP?

    Thanks x
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    Why doesn't your friend simply buy it from his MBP ?
     
  3. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    This or just go and buy the USB thumb drive from Apple.
     
  4. EquilibriumGroup thread starter macrumors member

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    It is not released in the UK yet and it's a present :) I'm nice like that.. It's a better engine (Lion) so to make his life easier with lion I want to get him it.

    Any other Suggestions?

    Thankss x
     
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    You can do:
    1) Those options listed above
    2) Have your friend authorize your MBP in iTunes/App Store for his account, and purchase and download Lion via his account, copy onto a USB then install it. Deauthorize your computer from his iTunes/App Store.
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    I have a suggestion.

    Have your "Friend" look at the online apple store in the UK because Lion has been there for a while.

    You can even order the thumb drive from the UK online store.
     
  7. EquilibriumGroup, Sep 24, 2011
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    EquilibriumGroup thread starter macrumors member

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    Could I also get it from iTunes myself and simply give him my Apple ID? Or will that clash went using his own iTunes ID, iCloud etc?

    Thanks x

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    I meant the USB dude sorry x
     
  8. Peace macrumors Core

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    Keep trying

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MD256?mco=MjQ1MzkyMDY
     
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  10. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't give anyone your Apple ID, and yes it would conflict later with his own. Perhaps the Give a Gift option in the iTunes Store is the better plan for what you want to do. That way no Apple IDs/authorizations need to be exchanged.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2736 (scroll to the bottom of the page)
     
  11. EquilibriumGroup thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks do much guys!! x
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    This. And if that doesn't work for some reason, you could get your friend an iTunes gift card to cover the price of Lion.
     

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