Mac Pro and Apple ID

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SomeoneOrOther, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. SomeoneOrOther, Mar 2, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2014

    SomeoneOrOther macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2014
    I've just purchased a new Mac Pro. However, I've got an existing (2008) MacBook, that I've been using up till now as my "main machine".

    At this point, I'm wondering.....

    - Do I need to create a new Apple ID for my Mac Pro?
    - Can I use the same Apple ID on both my MP and MB?
    - If I bought a bunch of apps on my MacBook, can I avoid having to re-purchase them on my Mac Pro?

    I suppose I could do a Time Machine of my MacBook (Lion) account, load it up on Mac Pro (via Migration), and then re-download all my Mac App Store apps by using my MacBook's Apple ID. Honestly, I wish I could avoid this and do a clean Mavericks install on my Mac Pro.

  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    You use the same ID on both Mac's...Just type in your Apple ID and password, and activate home sharing IF you wish to use it.

    If you are selling the old Mac, remember to de-uthorise it in iTunes prior to sale.
  3. SomeoneOrOther thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2014

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