Why Internet recovery still asking for apple id when reinstall mac os x factory reset os x

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Einzielle, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Einzielle macrumors newbie

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    Please someone help me I bought a new hard drive and trying to reinstall my mac os x using internet recovery to escape logging in my apple id since i forgot mine and yet when i try to use internet recovery and try to reinstall my mac os x its still need to log in my apple id i read some thread that you can install mac os using internet recovery without signing in your apple id please help me

    Heres the step i did

    Step 1: power button and hold command+option+r wait for the spinning globe after that I connect to the internet i use wifi connection WPA2 Personal
    Step 2: I create HDD using format: Mac OS Extended (journaled)
    Step 3: I go to reinstall mac os x when i click install signing in apple id is showing its show in the picture

    As i read many thread using internet recovery does not need to sign in apple id when reinstalling mac os why mine is like this I dont know what to do now please someone help me
     

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  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Internet recovery does require your AppleID, and always has as I recall. The download is coming from the App Store, after all.

    If you really don't know your AppleID, visit https://appleid.apple.com/#!&page=signin and click “Forgot Apple ID or password?” then click “Forgot Apple ID?” Enter your first name, last name, and email address, then click Continue.

    If that fails for you, you'll need to create a new AppleID.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Your Mac is a bit of an odd duck is why it is asking for an AppleID.

    You are correct that on newer Macs you can use Internet recovery to get back the factory OS version with no AppleID. But your Mac is on this list, and what happened is it came with Snow Leopard then there was a Lion update that could be obtained with an AppleID, and that update changed the system firmware to allow Internet recovery. So you have a Mac that Internet recovery can only get Lion with an AppleID that was used to purchase Lion because of the way this upgrade was handled by Apple.
     
  4. Einzielle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried to enter a new apple id on
    i understand now sorry i got no idea regarding this :( it is safe to use bootable usb to install os x?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Sure if you have one or can get one from a reliable source.
     
  6. Einzielle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do u have any reliable source for os x lion 10.7? Hoping you can give me one thank you in advance
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The best way would be if you have a friend with a Mac who can make you a USB key after you have purchased Lion.
     

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