Macintosh: 2 macintosh machines

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

1) I am used to with the Microsoft Windows' environment (XP, Vista and 7)
2) I do not know much related to macintosh
3) The office has 2 macintosh machines
- One MacBook
- and One MacMini
4) The office wants to upgrade the 2 above machine to LION (Mac OS X 10.7)
5) The things that I will do:
- I will go to APP Store and download the installation file file for LION (I believe I have to pay $ 29.00; the file size is around 3.5 GB?)

6) My question:
- Should I buy 2 licenses for MacBook and MacMini? (The meaning that I have to pay 2 X $ 29.00)
- Or It is ENOUGH for me to buy 1 license (I pay only $ 29.00) and DOWNLOADING only one time (no need 2 times)
- I am really confused here; somebody who really knows about it --> would you please explain it plese

7) thank you

Question by:tjie
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    Accepted Solution


    If you install Mac OS X Lion in a business environment, then you need to buy multiple business licenses:

    Call 1-800-854-3680.

    or buy them at:
    LVL 53

    Assisted Solution

    Legally, you need two licences. You have to upgrade them to OS 10.6.8 before you download and upgrade to 10.7. If the computers are already on 10.6.x, the upgrade to 10.6.8 if free via software upgrade.

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    1) What about with the "downloaded files"?
    - Should I download the file for upgrading MacBook (from MacBook itself)?

    - then, I have to go to MacMini; downloading the files again (from MacMini)?

    2) Or I can just "download" the file (with MacBook), then I keep that file in my flash drive (or jump drive) ..
    - Then I upgrade the MacBook to Lion (with the downloaded file)

    - Then I upgrade the MacMini (by using the files which is already in my flash drive

    3) Post it back please (as i am still confused; it seems mac is more complicated than window)

    LVL 53

    Assisted Solution

    Either way will work, but you should pay twice and the easiest way is to download twice, once to each machine.
    LVL 7

    Assisted Solution

    Have you checked that Lion is compatible with both machines?


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