Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to asge532ld)
I have a Mac Pro that has no ability to hook up to internet unless I carry it very very far to a different location. However I have a laptop with wireless internet connection. Can I download Lion to my laptop and install it later on my Mac Pro? what is the procedure? or can I somehow get the wireless laptop to supply my mac pro with internet? I tried the internet sharing thing without success....
What system OSX is your laptop running?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to asge532ld)
If you have never purchased Lion, (eg. your Macbook came with it preinstalled) then ring Apple and purchase it. They will give you a redemption code and you can then follow the link and download it. Then transfere the download to your other computer (given that it is compatable with Lion) and install.
If you have previously purchased Lion, then go the App Store and look under purchases and redownload it using the same Apple ID you used when you originally purchased it.
Also transfere a copy of it to an external drive before installing so as to keep a copy of the installes should you need it again for any of your computers.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2012 5:52 AM (in response to petermac87)
Just called apple and they're telling me the only way to install it is to have the computer hooked up to internet. That they don't sell a standalone installer. What is it you know that they don't know?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to asge532ld)
If you don't have an internet connection, then I would create a usb or a dvd installer of Lion. I destroy all kinds of mac's at work doing "clean" installs of Lion without being hooked upto the internet.
Here is a link to a post which contains links on how to create such medium. It's also nice to have a physical copy of Lion and also saves you time from downloading from the internet again. I have an 8GB usb thumb drive that I use to install Lion (much faster than a cd/dvd).
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2012 7:09 AM (in response to Adam122471)
Thank you, except there's no way to receive a download for lion now, except waiting 12 days for a download code from day of purchase. I guess it's apple's way of saying, buy a new Mountain Lion compatible computer or we'll make you suffer!