Tiger to Lion from new Macbook

roguedarla

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May 26, 2012
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Hi everyone,

I have an old MB running Tiger. I just bought a new MBP running Lion. Is there anyway I can upgrade my old MB without having to buy Snow Leopard? I know if you buy Lion, you can upgrade all of you Macs, but Tiger can't access the app store.

TIA!
 

pdjudd

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No, there isn’t a way without a system capable of accessing the MAS. I also don’t believe that the version that comes with your mac is intended to be used as an upgrade. I may be wrong on that last point but there isn’t going to be an adequate way of upgrading your Tiger machine legally. You might as well just upgrade to SL first.
 
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Duff-Man

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Duff-Man says...also, as has been said countless times here - buying a new Mac with Lion does *not* give you license to install Lion on every Mac you own. The license you buy from the App Store is different from that which comes with a computer. The App Store license is for all your computers, the one you get with a computer is for that computer only....oh yeah!
 
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Slinkwyde

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Jan 26, 2012
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I seem to remember that Apple Stores sell Lion on USB flash drives. If there's one near you, I would call and see if they do. They won't be doing that for Mountain Lion.
 
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adnbek

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I seem to remember that Apple Stores sell Lion on USB flash drives. If there's one near you, I would call and see if they do. They won't be doing that for Mountain Lion.
Better yet, create your own. Purchase and download the "Install Lion" app from the MAS (on your new MB) and google how to put it on a USB key to make a clean install. You can clean install on your old MB even without SL installed.
 
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myrtlebee

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Duff-Man says...also, as has been said countless times here - buying a new Mac with Lion does *not* give you license to install Lion on every Mac you own. The license you buy from the App Store is different from that which comes with a computer. The App Store license is for all your computers, the one you get with a computer is for that computer only....oh yeah!
Yes, this is true. I'm not sure how exactly one would transfer a pre-installed copy of Lion to another Mac anyway. I don't think the average user would be able to figure that one out.
 
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Slinkwyde

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Yes, this is true. I'm not sure how exactly one would transfer a pre-installed copy of Lion to another Mac anyway. I don't think the average user would be able to figure that one out.
Easy. Clone the hard drive with Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper. Of course, that violates the EULA and the drivers may or may not work.
 
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