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What to do when your Mac asks for an old Apple ID

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

If you are not the first owner of your Mac, you might get prompts asking for the original owner's Apple ID for updates – even after you've removed all of their identifying information. That’s because Apple encodes the buyer of OS X and the apps into their respective installations. Even though the OS X is free and some apps are native and come installed with a new Mac, they are still linked with the Apple ID used at the time of the first download. How to fix this This is extremely easy to fix. When you get prompted to enter...

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