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Topic # 87621 2-Aug-2011 21:00
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Mac newbie. Just bought a second hand iMac. The previous owner has downloaded and installed Lion, and made a copy before installing.

I plan to use it to create boot media and perform a clean Lion install on a MacBook I now own. (I will follow this guide from the Lion thread a couple of days ago)

The guide mentions the installer will download additional files from Apple during the install.

Anyone know how much data roughly is involved?
Do I need to use my iTunes login during this process?
Will it matter Lion was not purchased with my ID? (purchased by previous owner)

  

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  Reply # 501053 2-Aug-2011 21:34
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So a copy of the installer is already on the iMac which will allow you to make a bootable version per that guide?

My understanding is that the additional stuff downloaded is like drivers for your printer, etc, so it shouldn't be too big a download.

You can use whatever Apple ID you want, there's no phoning home to see if your ID matches with the ID used to download it. IANAL but it may be against the Licence to do it that way though because technically only the person whose ID was used to initially download the installer is allowed to redownload/install it on other Macs using the same ID.




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  Reply # 501090 2-Aug-2011 22:56
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corksta: So a copy of the installer is already on the iMac which will allow you to make a bootable version per that guide?

Correct.

IANAL but it may be against the Licence to do it that way though because technically only the person whose ID was used to initially download the installer is allowed to redownload/install it on other Macs using the same ID.

Thanks I'll look into it and may well purchase it myself. At present, I'm just reluctant to put my info into a machine which I haven't set up myself from scratch and has had at least two owners prior.

If I could purchase it from my Windows machine and create a boot disc from there I would. ;  ).

Creating a Lion boot disc from a unknown machine still has risk attached, but I'll wear that one in this case.

Neither of these machines has the original osx discs, but since the original discs are licensed for use with the machines they came with (?), by implication I'm thinking I'm covered for the original o/s which came with these machines. I'll investigate that fully later, but if anyone can make things clearer that would be great.

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  Reply # 501310 3-Aug-2011 13:23
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Hi

This might help you in your quest.

http://www.cultofmac.com/lion-diskmaker-will-make-a-bootable-os-x-lion-disk-for-you-in-just-one-click/107084#more-107084


was just posted yesterday, the site it links to is in french, its easy enough to work out though.

I read about licensing from somewhere, with mid 2011 machines onwards, Lion is linked to the hardware, therefore if you sell it. the rights go with the hardware.

anything before new machines of last week,  when you sell your stuff, you are supposed to supply the originally shipped OS discs. thats what apple says.

I just sold my old mac mini, and i had payed for and installed lion, when i came to to a fresh install for the new person, i could not remove that lion partition for the life of me. i tried everything, using leopard discs, and the disc util., a boot usb key etc, im sure there is a way i just didnt have the time to look into it further.





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