3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2011 8:01 PM by DesertRatR
DesertRatR Level 1 Level 1
Mac OS X

I installed Lion on my iMac and then created a bootable install disk (http://www.macworld.com/article/161069/2011/07/make_a_bootable_lion_installer.ht ml).  Can I use that bootable installer to install Lion on my wife's Macbook?  Assuming the answer is yes, how will Apple charge for it if I don't first buy and download the App store installer? 

Macbook - late 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac 21.5" - late 2010
  • Tony T1 Level 6 Level 6
    Mac OS X

    Install on all authorized computers

    When you purchase Lion from the Mac App Store, you can install it on all your authorized Mac computers. Just sign in to the Mac App Store from each Mac and download Lion from the Purchases list.

    So, if you are able to D/L Lion from the AppleStore on the other Mac, then you can use the installer you created (just saves you the d/l time), however, if the other Mac uses a different Applestore ID then you should purchase Lion.

  • frankfromoverland park Level 1 Level 1

    Two questions

    1. Given long download time, can second system be upgraded from a DVD without a second download?

    2. I plan to do a clone of both drives before the install, in order to protect everything. Can they both be cloned to the same drive? (I thought I would just buy a new drive for this)


  • DesertRatR Level 1 Level 1
    Mac OS X

    I used my bootable install disk on a USB HD to install Lion on my wife's Macbook (saved from when I upgraded my iMac). I downloaded nothing.  All went well.  I guess I must have authorized her Macbook using the same credentials as mine (bought them at same time 3 years ago).  I used her Apple ID to set up iCloud.  Everything seems to be working.