Apple ID help w/Mac App Store? Please help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JackSpicer0, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. JackSpicer0 macrumors member

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    I used an old Apple ID to download and install updates from the Mac App Store. I created a new Apple ID for a free iCloud e-mail address. I checked for updates from the App Store and when I tried to sign in, the old Apple ID e-mail shows up in the "E-mail" field and is greyed out, while I can type in the password for the old Apple ID to download and install updates. Is there any way around this? I was thinking of backing up all of my files onto an external hard drive and do a reinstall of Mac OS through the "Internet Recovery" option. Can I log in and use my new Apple ID to get through the reinstall of Mac OS by using "Internet Recovery"? Or, do I have to use my old Apple ID?
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure what you're trying to accomplish, just switching what Apple ID is used with the Mac App Store?
     
  3. JackSpicer0 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep. That's what I'm trying to do. However, the e-mail field has my old e-mail address that I used to sign in and install updates through the App Store. I want to use my new Apple ID, but I can't because the e-mail address field is filled in with my old e-mail address and it's also greyed out.
     
  4. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    I think this is what you need: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4484
     
  5. JackSpicer0 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your help guys! Everything is working fine now. I think the problem was that apps that were previously installed using my old apple id was the problem. I am currently uninstalling the ones that were tied to my old apple id to see if this works.
     

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