Resetting Apple ID on a "New To You" Computer

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The subject of resetting the ownership/Apple ID associated with purchasing a used Apple computer has come up a couple/few times recently. Where the previous owner has not "deauthorized" (Apple ID) the computer before selling it...and now the new owner cannot do a lot of things like software updates/upgrades, access iTunes, access Mac App Store, etc.

I came across this document (below) in the Apple Support Communities which explains how to do it:

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-5641

HTH,:)

- Nick
 

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Good stuff Nick, I will be copying that link for future ref. I sort of knew it would be possible but not how.
 

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Nice find Nick. I bookmarked it for future reference.
 
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Thanks guys. Since I pretty much only purchase used Apple computers for my families use...all this talk recently about previous owners not "deauthorizing" the computer before selling it was starting to bug me (I don't want to get stuck in this "boat"). So coming across this Apple Support Communities document was nice!:)

- Nick
 

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