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  1. Will Swigart
    Aug 29 - 6:56 pm

    What about if you buy a new Mac with Lion installed, can you then somehow install Lion on other hardware qualifying Macs?

    And if so, how would you do that?

    • Robin Parrish
      Aug 30 - 7:36 am

      That’s a great question. Hm. I should think you’d be able to re-download Lion from the Mac App Store if need be, so maybe if you can download it again, you should be able to do it from another computer, as well, using your Apple ID? It sounds good in theory, eh? ;) I have no way of testing it without a new Mac, so maybe you could try it and let us know if it works?

      • Will Swigart
        Oct 11 - 8:00 pm

        What happens if one needs to reinstall it on the new Mac for instance, how does that work?

        Does Apple know you bought a new Mac with Lion on it and adds it to your AppStore purchases?

        Hummmmm….wondering is all.

        • Robin Parrish
          Oct 12 - 2:20 pm

          “Does Apple know you bought a new Mac with Lion on it and adds it to your AppStore purchases?”

          Yeah, that would be my guess.

  2. Vinodh
    Dec 12 - 12:36 pm

    Actually, it doesn’t work like that. I bought a new MacBook Pro with Lion pre-installed. The app store shows that I have Lion installed but I cannot re-download it. Holding in option only changes it from “installed” to “$29.99″. It also does not appear in my purchased apps list and is not in the hidden list as well. If I want to re-install Lion, i’ll be forced to boot to the recovery partition and then wait for it to download the entire 4GB Lion installation package of the net. Having a handy install DVD would have been much better.

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