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  Reply # 739642 3-Jan-2013 11:14 Send private message

Behodar: There is no 5 computer limitation but it's only for systems that you own. If you sell the system then the licence would no longer be valid.

(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;


That's what I thought. So technically I should only sell it with Lion, as that is what it had when purchased? (which is quite academic because I don't have Lion media and therefore can't install it).

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  Reply # 739643 3-Jan-2013 11:20 Send private message

It is simple really

1. you wont find your recovery partition in disk utility - you need to know terminal commands to see and format it. But this is not necessary, just download your copy of Lion (it should be in your purchases in the App Store) extract it to a USB using the steps in

http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/08/make-a-bootable-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-installer-from-a-usb-flash-drive/

2. boot to the USB and use the disk utility to format your Mac HD and reinstall Lion. You will not be required to enter an ID and so forth. The installer itself is not signed against your apple ID.

In reality the licensing agreement is more based on user honesty rather than having to mess around with activation keys, product registration and so forth.

I suppose the question you have to answer is whether you'd be planning on using the copy of Mountain Lion that you have bought and if you do, you can only install it on Apple hardware that you own/control.



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  Reply # 739644 3-Jan-2013 11:21 Send private message

khull: It is simple really

1. you wont find your recovery partition in disk utility - you need to know terminal commands to see and format it. But this is not necessary, just download your copy of Lion (it should be in your purchases in the App Store) extract it to a USB using the steps in

http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/08/make-a-bootable-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-installer-from-a-usb-flash-drive/

2. boot to the USB and use the disk utility to format your Mac HD and reinstall Lion. You will not be required to enter an ID and so forth. The installer itself is not signed against your apple ID.

In reality the licensing agreement is more based on user honesty rather than having to mess around with activation keys, product registration and so forth


I don't own Lion in the App Store because it was on the Mac mini when I got it, I only own Mountain Lion, which the Mac mini is not licensed for.



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  Reply # 739645 3-Jan-2013 11:23 Send private message

ps. it is my attempt to be "honest" that is causing all this grief.

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  Reply # 739646 3-Jan-2013 11:23 Send private message

Forget licence BS if Apple were concerned they would still let you easily downgrade. Just put Mountain Lion on it or here is the other stupid way you have to do to get Lion back on it. Pirate a copy of Lion again why bother Apple don't care hence the OS is $40 for 5 computers.

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  Reply # 739648 3-Jan-2013 11:25 Send private message

lyonrouge: ps. it is my attempt to be "honest" that is causing all this grief.


Double check under "purchases" in the App Store as it ties the OS of a new computer to your Apple ID.

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  Reply # 739649 3-Jan-2013 11:28 Send private message

fellaintga: Double check under "purchases" in the App Store as it ties the OS of a new computer to your Apple ID.

I have never seen or heard of it doing that.

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  Reply # 739652 3-Jan-2013 11:31 Send private message

If you do not have the Lion installer then you have to remove the recovery partition (as it now has your 10.8 installer in it)

http://osxdaily.com/2011/06/30/deleting-the-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-recovery-hd-partition/

Then reboot into the internet recovery (cmd-opt-r) and it should download the 10.7 installer instead as it came out of the box with that. Note you will have a warning saying that your serial number will be sent to Apple

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  Reply # 739653 3-Jan-2013 11:32 Send private message

Behodar:
fellaintga: Double check under "purchases" in the App Store as it ties the OS of a new computer to your Apple ID.

I have never seen or heard of it doing that.


Thats how I have it and iPhoto, Garage Band etc I never bought an OS or iLife through Appstore.

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  Reply # 739654 3-Jan-2013 11:35 Send private message

I've finally found what I was looking for: Try booting with Cmd-Opt-R (not just Cmd-R) and that should force it into Internet Recovery (10.7) instead of the Recovery System (10.8).

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  Reply # 739655 3-Jan-2013 11:37 Send private message

fellaintga: Thats how I have it and iPhoto, Garage Band etc I never bought an OS or iLife through Appstore.

I know that it happens with iLife but this is the first time that I've heard of OS X showing up. Despite that, it's clearly not working for lyonrouge.



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  Reply # 739657 3-Jan-2013 11:38 Send private message

fellaintga:
lyonrouge: ps. it is my attempt to be "honest" that is causing all this grief.


Double check under "purchases" in the App Store as it ties the OS of a new computer to your Apple ID.


Not that I can see, just Mountain Lion and the flagship applications I purchased to try and justify the Mac.

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  Reply # 739665 3-Jan-2013 11:54 Send private message

Sent you a PM lyonrouge I will download it for you if you want.



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  Reply # 739796 3-Jan-2013 16:05 Send private message

Thanks, but the advice from members above for Internet Recovery (cmd-opt-r) appears to have worked (still downloading).

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  Reply # 740364 5-Jan-2013 08:53 Send private message

Glad to hear. Hope it all goes well!

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