This might be obvious, but probably worth a question: I took my MBP (Early 2011 15"), downloaded Yosemite and created a bootable USB device from which I later clean-installed the OS.

Can I use this same USB device with a different MBP (i.e., Late 2011 13"), or do I have to download the installer again from that macbook app store?

I got worried for a second thinking that it might need different drivers, or something like that. Second MBP does not even belong to me, so it will be used with a different Apple ID (i.e., different from the one through which I got my Yosemite).

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    Yes it is god to go as many times as you need it.
    – Ruskes
    Mar 22, 2015 at 18:36
  • @Buscar웃 - well, it's maybe not that good, but it should be good to go :p
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 22, 2015 at 18:39
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    @Tetsujin it is a Sunday :)
    – Ruskes
    Mar 22, 2015 at 18:48
  • Having had two similar comments, I trust you enough to accept yours @Buscar (as soon as you post it as an answer) :)
    – natario
    Mar 22, 2015 at 19:05
  • @Buscar웃 - it was god enough for me to +1 :p
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 22, 2015 at 20:03

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The Yosemite Installer package contains all the divers for all supported models.

You are good to go for multiple uses on multiple systems.

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