6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2012 10:17 AM by hpr3
zim528 Level 1 (0 points)

I know that if I buy Moutain Lion I can install it on multiple computers. But in this case I have one iMac (with Lion) and am planning to buy an additional iMac which will come with Moutain Lion installed. Will I be able to download Mountain Lion for the old computer (since it won't show as a purchased product in the App Store), or must I buy it?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • hpr3 Level 5 (5,730 points)

    You must buy it.

  • Tom in London Level 4 (1,610 points)

    Well yes, you could buy a second copy of ML but alternatively, if you want all your stuff on the old iMac to be identical to what you'll have on the new iMac, you could just clone the new iMac to the old one, using (for example) Carbon Copy Cloner.

     

    You should check first to ascertain that your older iMac can accept Mountain Lion. Not all Mac models can.

  • hpr3 Level 5 (5,730 points)

    Wouldn't that be a violation of the license agreement?

  • AppleIpod60GB Level 1 (10 points)

    Read system requirement first for ML: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5444 - as for how you intall ML your choice, I would install it on as many system as I wish after paying for it once.

  • Tom in London Level 4 (1,610 points)

    hpr3 wrote:

     

    Wouldn't that be a violation of the license agreement?

    Not unless cloning violates the license agreement. Which I don't believe it does. It isn't forbidden to clone one computer to another, AFAIK.

     

    Although ML is not very expensive anyway if you need to buy another copy.

  • hpr3 Level 5 (5,730 points)

    If you buy ML from the Mas then you can download it to any computer you own or control. Buying a new machine with ML installed does not confer that right. Of course cloning the computer with ML to it's original source is not a violation of the license agreement. There is a difference between what is possible and what constitutes a violation of that agreement and you know it.