I thought Mavericks was free?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by patent10021, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    I got an update notice for Safari, Mavericks etc but when I clicked download for Mavericks it said this.
     

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  2. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    It is free

    You still need to be logged in to the account that you "purchased" this free "app" from
     
  3. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    What account? AppleID? I never purchased anything. iCloud account?im already logged into the Mac App Store so it shouldn't be asking me for anything.
     
  4. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    It appears I misunderstood your problem. I don't know why it's happening to you.

    What version of OSX are you currently running?

    How many Apple IDs do you have? You made it sound like you believe the Apple ID and iCloud accounts are different?
     
  5. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There are two Apple ID usually. An iCloud email address for device syncing and another email for store IDs logins that you've had for years.

    That is unless you are a recent Mac buyer and did everything with one single ID because you bought after iCloud was introduced.

    I'm on 10.8.5
     
  6. mykem macrumors regular

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    I've been using the same Apple ID since I bought my first music on iTunes in 2004. It's the same ID for all my App Store purchase and iCloud.

    If you bought a used Mac, the OS might be registered under the previous owner's Apple ID.
     
  7. patent10021, Oct 28, 2013
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    patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah me too. Same ID all this time since they had IDs. Several devices and desktops using it. But I also created an iCloud address. It's attached to the same ID. Also when you sign up for iCloud (on a device) you are forced to create an iCloud address. At least I was.

    I'm signed in right now on a new Mac mini. Shouldn't have this message.

    wow.. I had to delete the "Install OSX Mavericks" dmg image from my Mac. Now it works.
     

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