Internet Recovery - New Disk, No Apple ID

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by mcmul, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. mcmul macrumors 6502

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    Scenario:
    • Purchase MacBook Pro on eBay which comes with no hard drive.
    • You've never owned a Mac before, nor an iOS device. (So no Apple ID.)
    • Install your HDD/SSD into your new MacBook Pro.
    Can I confirm that:
    • Apple will allow the download and install of the latest OS to someone with no Apple ID using Internet Recovery?
    • Internet Recovery will allow the reformatting of any hard disk installed into the bay (to discount for things like NTFS, FAT32)
    I want to be 100% sure on these points.
     
  2. meh... macrumors newbie

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    From my attempts getting my old MBP ready for sale... you need an apple ID for internet recovery.

    I put a new ssd into my MBP & wanted to set it up ready for sale without any of my info even touching the new ssd. I had to use a Mavericks USB installer I had made previously.
     
  3. mcmul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What about an Apple ID with no prior Mac purchases?
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    Do you currently have "Mac-based access" to the internet?
     
  5. mcmul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have no idea what that means.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68040

    jbarley

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    It means can you get access to the internet using Apple equipment.
    You show an iPad in your signature line so you should be able to log in to Apple and create an ID.
     

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