4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2011 9:47 PM by macguy90
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Hey there folks, I hope this question isn't too confusing. I also hope it's not against any forum policies. I have two MacBook Pros and one of them is currently used by my mother. I gave it to her as a gift and upon giving it to her, I signed her in to her own Apple ID for the Mac App Store so she can buy her own apps. My question is- Could I log in to the Mac App Store with my ID for the purpose of installing Lion on her Mac, but then log her back under her own account? And if I do this, will it screw up Lion? Thanks in advance for any help!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Solved by finniii on Jul 20, 2011 9:18 PM Solved
Short answer: Nope.  The user agreement allows you to install the software on as many devices as you like <provided> they are all using the sam Apple ID. If you were to login to your own account in order to redownload Lion onto your mother's computer, you'd have a problem logging her back into her own ID. She'd lose access to apps and her iTunes-purchased content.
Reply by finniii on Jul 20, 2011 9:41 PM Helpful
That should work, as it won't be tied to your account. I don't know if the install would tie it to <her> account...

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