Installing ML On Macs With Different AppleID's

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by OmegaRed1723, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. OmegaRed1723 macrumors 6502

    OmegaRed1723

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    As the title suggests, I'm wondering how to go about installing OS X 10.8 on Macs with different AppleIDs. I am planning on letting my brother use an old MBP of mine, but I want to make sure it's updated before I hand it over. If I install ML using my AppleID (which was the account that paid for ML) and my brother changes the AppleID on the computer to his own, will he still receive software updates for ML as they appear down the road?
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Yes. If he ever would need to use Internet Software Recovery to reinstall, he'd need your ID if he didn't buy it himself.
     
  3. mrpeabody macrumors newbie

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    Lifehacker has a good way to do this better. check it out here
     
  4. OmegaRed1723 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that tip!
     

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