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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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lion on new air = lic for imac?

if i download lion i can use that li. on several machines. what if i buy an air? do i then have the ability to download it for other computers without paying?
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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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It appears that Apple keeps track of all your purchases from the AppStore and any registered computer you own may have any software "App" installed on all your Mac's for the purchase price of one copy of said App.

I have three Mac's in the house presently plus Mac's away at college and university and these Mac's can have the software updated no charge.
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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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if i download lion i can use that li. on several machines. what if i buy an air? do i then have the ability to download it for other computers without paying?
Yes, you can use the Lion installer on up to 10 Macs (I think). Just put it on a USB and install it on any registered Mac you own. As well, if you buy a Macbook Air, Lion is already installed on it... And that goes for any machine today and after July 20, 2011.
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Yes, you can use the Lion installer on up to 10 Macs (I think). Just put it on a USB and install it on any registered Mac you own. As well, if you buy a Macbook Air, Lion is already installed on it... And that goes for any machine today and after July 20, 2011.
That wasn't the question however.
The OP wants to know if they can use the Lion that comes on a new Air to upgrade other existing machines - withOUT downloading the installer for $30

Haven't tried it obviously but I can't see the Air coming with a viable installer disk image on it, so I don't know how you would install its Lion to other machines.

At a guess, you still have to pay for the download to get the multi machine license.
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Old Jul 21st, 2011, 04:05 PM   #5
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That wasn't the question however.
The OP wants to know if they can use the Lion that comes on a new Air to upgrade other existing machines - withOUT downloading the installer for $30

Haven't tried it obviously but I can't see the Air coming with a viable installer disk image on it, so I don't know how you would install its Lion to other machines.

At a guess, you still have to pay for the download to get the multi machine license.
Yep very likely you will have to download it from the Apple store at least once. Technically it's probably possible (but will be a PITA) to get a working setup to install on other machines and would probably involve a fair bit of manual legwork. I'm sure someone will post a howto sooner or later -- it seems like all the required components area available on any Lion installation from what I've seen if you want to jump through the hoops required.
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Old Jul 21st, 2011, 04:12 PM   #6
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Yes, you can use the Lion installer on up to 10 Macs (I think). Just put it on a USB and install it on any registered Mac you own. As well, if you buy a Macbook Air, Lion is already installed on it... And that goes for any machine today and after July 20, 2011.
not exactly true. machines that were shipped 4 weeks ago will still have 10.6 installed on them. the only machines you will be able to walk out of a store with today with 10.7 on them would be new airs and new minis. everything else will have 10.6 and a free upgrade to 10.7 through the app store "up to date program"

in a few weeks when older stock has cleared out gradually all new machines will have 10.7 on them.
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Do refurbs have Lion?
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Old Jul 21st, 2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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Refurbs purchased within the specified time period qualify for the up to date program.
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I know they qualify for the upgrade. The question was do they come with Lion installed?
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Old Jul 23rd, 2011, 08:57 AM   #10
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not exactly true. machines that were shipped 4 weeks ago will still have 10.6 installed on them. the only machines you will be able to walk out of a store with today with 10.7 on them would be new airs and new minis. everything else will have 10.6 and a free upgrade to 10.7 through the app store "up to date program"

in a few weeks when older stock has cleared out gradually all new machines will have 10.7 on them.
I guess that would make more sense in a way.... Looks like I got a bit of Lion fever...
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