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Question: Apple ID not recognised after ssd installation

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Today the old hard drive of my otherwise trustworthy Macbook Pro (first half 2011) has been replaced with an SSD. Lion was installed through Recovery. However, to install High Sierra I have to first install El Capitan, which requires me to login with my Apple ID to the App Store. Here comes the weird stuff: when trying to login, I get the warning that the AppleID or the password is not recognised. Weird, because it works perfectly on appleid.apple.com, and even stranger: I do get a verification code sent via SMS!!! Anyone know what's going on here? Thanks in advance!


Bas

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I solved the problem by actually making a bootable USB stick containing El Capitan. After installation my Apple ID started working again, and I could upgrade to High Sierra without a problem. As to why the Apple ID started working I can only guess, though.

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Dec 18, 2017 10:16 AM in response to Eric Root In response to Eric Root

I solved the problem by actually making a bootable USB stick containing El Capitan. After installation my Apple ID started working again, and I could upgrade to High Sierra without a problem. As to why the Apple ID started working I can only guess, though.

Dec 18, 2017 10:16 AM

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