New MPB, Lion Install asking for Apple ID?

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  1. hateloveobey, Sep 10, 2012
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    hateloveobey macrumors newbie

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    so, just bought a macbook pro off someone and they reset lion 10.7. once i boot it up it boots up the recovery partition, i tried to re-install lion but it asks for an apple id. i asked the seller but he was unaware of what apple id he needed. he then bought mountain lion and gave me that apple id so i was wondering if i enter the apple id in which mountain lion was bought will it work?
     
  2. hateloveobey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the reply, buying mountain lion did not solve the issue. i am going to phone apple support up tomorrow and see what they can do
     
  3. jlin615 macrumors regular

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    Just create a Mountain Lion install disk USB flash drive. My Mac Mini came with Lion and internet recovery will only get Lion. So I've created a USB install drive and clean installed ML.
     
  4. hateloveobey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i havent got access to any computer, i am on this with my ipad.
     

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