Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Thanks for idea, just formatted my machine and redid the lot, still same issue. Assume it's build into the mac firmware somehow, as I thought the Mac should surely be entitled to use this, Apple must provide some way around it?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2012 12:01 AM (in response to SuePearce)
It has to do with the GUIDs, etc. You can contact iTS and they MAY unadopt it.
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The Apple Support Communities are an international user to user technical support forum. As a man from Mexico, Spanish is my native tongue. I do not speak English very well, however, I do write in English with the aid of the Mac OS X spelling and grammar checks. I also live in a culture perhaps very very different from your own. When offering advice in the ASC, my comments are not meant to be anything more than helpful and certainly not to be taken as insults.
Call Apple Care, or better, have the original owner call Apple Care, explain that the Mac has been sold to you and request that the original owner's Apple ID be disassociated from this Mac and it unique identifier number in Apple's servers. Until that has been done, no matter how many times you user Lion Recovery to reinstall the OS you will not be able to Accept the apps into your Apple ID or use your Apple ID to purchase them.'09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, OS X Mountain Lion, iOS (5.1.1) Mac user since 1984