5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2012 7:06 PM by powerbook1701
powerbook1701 Level 3 (565 points)

So, need some clarificaiton.

If I own 2 macs, one mine and one my wife's, both with different Apple ID's, can I download on one, then log into the app store on the other computer on my apple id (which is normally under my wife's apple id) and redownload? Won't this show as not purchased when re logged back in under my wifes id?


MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8), 15" 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 4GB AG
  • BobHarris Level 6 (17,734 points)

    You can install Mountain Lion on as many Macs as you own/control (commercial sites do not apply), and in this case both yours and your Wife's qualify.

     

    You would need to login to your account from your Wife's Mac.  But you should then be able to download and install Mountain Lion.

     

    Or after the initial download, if you Quit the Mountain Lion installer, and save a copy of the Applications -> Install Mountain Lion app, you can just copy that to your other Macs and launch it to start the Mountain Lion install without needing to do the download over and over again.

  • powerbook1701 Level 3 (565 points)

    and that won't mess anything up in that it will still show she "owns" it even thought I downloaded and copied the installer to her machine, which doesn't have my apple id in it?

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,564 points)
  • BobHarris Level 6 (17,734 points)

    and that won't mess anything up in that it will still show she "owns" it even thought I downloaded and copied the installer to her machine, which doesn't have my apple id in it?

    Since you are going to sign-in using YOUR account, it will be you that owns it.

     

    Again, you can install YOUR copy of Mac OS X Mountain Lion on all the Macs you own or control, including your immediate family members.

  • powerbook1701 Level 3 (565 points)

    thanks, marked accordingly