Help With Mac Account OS Links

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yayap7, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Yayap7, Jul 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2015

    Yayap7 macrumors newbie


    Jul 15, 2014
    Hey there,
    I am in a bit of an annoying jam. It's not an OS breaking jam, just an annoying one..
    I am using a 2013 MacBook Pro "15 and when I got it and initialized the OS license and whatnot I was using what is now my old Apple ID. I am now using an entirely different Apple ID/iCloud account and have most of my iTunes library, etc. associated with that one.
    Problem is, every time there is a software update for the OS or an iLife app, I need to sign in with my old/first Apple ID and download and install through that.
    Is there a way I can reset the license to the OS(10.10 -Yosemite) and iLife apps to my current Apple ID?
    Would I have to reinstall and have a fresh OS to go through the license or initialization with my current account?

    I began using this MacBookPro with an old Apple account and every time I update I need to sign into it again. I don't want to have the OS and apps linked with that account anymore and want to only use my current Apple account.
    Is this possible?



    -Erased and re-installed Yosemite with my good Appl ID on my MacBook.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    There is no way to transfer app ownership to a new AppleID. You will need to repurchase under the new AppleID.
  3. Yayap7 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 15, 2014
    Yeah had a feeling. So I just made a Yosemite boot drive and erased the HDD and re-installed the OS and used my good Appl ID from the start.

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