3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 8:17 AM by macjack
zapotech989 Level 1 Level 1

I would like to know if it is permittable to install my copy of OS X Mountain Lion on a family member's personal Mac.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Mom's computer
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    You can only install Mountain Lion on your Macs, not others. That's because Mountain Lion is registered to your Apple ID and, if you install it on your family's Mac, apart from being illegal, they won't be able to reinstall OS X because the computer will ask them your Apple ID. In conclusion, you can't do it

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8

    If you purchased Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store (not a copy that came installed on a new Mac), you may install that on any Mac you own or control.

     

    From the SLA:

    ( i ) to download, install, use and run for personal, non-commercial use, one (1) copy of the Apple Software directly on each Apple-branded computer running OS X Lion or OS X Snow Leopard (“Mac Computer”) that you own or control;

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9

    http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/OSX108.pdf

    to download, install, use and run for personal, non-commercial use, one (1) copy of the Apple Software directly on each Apple-branded computer running OS X Lion or OS X Snow Leopard (“Mac Computer”) that you own or control;

     

    Technically, no. Also, practically, it would mean that it is tied to your Apple ID, not theirs.