Installing Lion on two Macs?
I'm sure I read somewhere, but can't find it now, that you are allowed to install Lion on any Mac that you have an Apple ID for. If that's correct then how do I do the following.
I bought a MacBook Pro just before Lion was released and so this Mac has Snow Leopard - I only just don't qualify for the free upgrade.
Today I bought a new iMac which came with Lion installed. This replaced my old iMac a 2006 Intel Core 2 Duo model.
I used Migration Assistant to move everything across from the old iMac to the new one and everything is working perfectly.
What I would like to do is to install Lion on the MacBook Pro. However when I go to the App Store it doesn't indicate that I can download Lion for free nor does it show up in my purchased items (which presumably is explained by the fact that I didn't buy Lion from the App Store).
Is there a way to be able to install Lion on the MacBook Pro without having to spend even more money?
A Single Purchase of Mac OS X Lion Will Install on ALL of your Macs
Here's how to create a Lion Install disk:
How to create an OS X Lion installation disc
p.s. Official Apple press release as well (see the area under pricing & availability):
"The Lion upgrade can be installed on all your authorized personal Macs."
Sorry to say, but the version that ships with your Mac is a one machine only license :(
No way past that, because you can't trick the Mac App Store into thinking you bought Lion from it.
Ahh I see. Oh well it's not as though it's expensive to buy. I just didn't want to pay for it if I was legally entitled to it for free. Many thanks for looking that up.
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