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Mountain Lion Entitlement?

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pstryjew Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 26, 2013 9:22 AM

I have several Macs in the house, running Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion.


The Mountain Lion machines were purchased new with ML.


Since I purchased a ML license (actually 2) with the new machines, how can I get a copy to install on the other machines?


Going to App Store from the ML machines, still shows ML to be purchased.


I want to do a "fresh" install on a older machine (which account information/data was migrated from Leopard).  It has many quirks - especially around displays.

I'd like to start over with the OS and bring accounts/data back by hand.

MacBook (13-inch Late 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,500 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to pstryjew)

    The Macs which came with ML are licensed to be used on those Macs only. In order to install ML on Macs which came with older versions of OS X, you must purchase ML in the App Store from one of those Macs. Once purchased, ML can be installed on all older Macs you own. Do not use the App Store version of ML on those Macs which came with ML.

  • Kanad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to pstryjew)


    This is when you have purchased the ML license.


    Go to the mac where you want to install ML and sign in the app store there using the same apple id that prchased the ML license.. Go to purchases and you should be able to download it.



    EDIT: try holding down the Option key whie clicking on the Purchases tab


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