How to switch a Mac app from one account to another in the Mac AppStore?

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  1. Technologx macrumors member

    Technologx

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    Alright I had to restore my laptop and for some reason when I try to download the El Capitan update from the appstore it shows that I'm signed in as someone else. Which I have no idea how because like I said I just restored my laptop right now I'm on Mavericks. So how do I go about getting this other person the appstore thinks I am signed out?



    I'm now running into this error while trying to update.
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  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    If you have an Apple Store close by, take it to the Genius Bar.

    I'd reckon they'll advise you as to just what to do, without "paying" ...
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Can you go to this section at the top right of the App Store app and click account, then signout, then sign in with your own account?

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  4. Technologx thread starter macrumors member

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    There's no Apple Store where I live.

    I would but it don't give me that option.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Then you need to sign in to the Appe Store app with your AppleID.
     
  6. Technologx thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried that, I've also tried downloading the update from online and each one I've tried it tells me the update app is corrupted or been tampered with.
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    Here's my issue:

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