So now when I turn on the Mac it just goes to the OS X Utilities options menu. Is there a way i can install an OS X without an apple ID or password? The OS it was using was Mountain Lion. But, I have found it impossible with the new recovery drive to install Lion without providing an Apple ID that is linked to a credit card (or iTunes gift card). Before you say it, I know that the 10.7 dev allowed you to bypass the Apple ID screen and complete the install, but the new recovery drive does not. Aug 19, 2011 But, I have found it impossible with the new recovery drive to install Lion without providing an Apple ID that is linked to a credit card (or iTunes gift card). Before you say it, I know that the 10.7 dev allowed you to bypass the Apple ID screen and complete the install, but the new recovery drive does not.

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  • Reinstall El Capitan on a computer alreadyrunning it

Upgrade from previous versions to OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

  1. From the Apple menu, select App Store....
  2. When the App Store opens, search for and download El Capitan. If you don't already have an Apple ID, you'll need to create one. You can monitor the download process in the 'Purchased' section of the App Store.
  3. Once the download is complete, the installer should automatically open.

    If it doesn't, or you don't want to complete the installation at this time, you can come back later and double-click Install OS X El Capitan in your Applications folder.

    Within the installer, click Continue, agree to the license agreement, and then choose the disk where you want to install El Capitan.

    After you begin the installation, your computer may need to restart more than once before finishing, and then you may be asked to enter basic information.

  4. From the Apple menu, select App Store..., and then install any available updates.

Reinstall El Capitan on a computer already running it

To reinstall or recover El Capitan, you must have an active internet connection. If you are on campus at IU, UITS recommends the wired Ethernet network instead of wireless. However, if IUSecure is your only option, see Connect to an IU wireless network in macOS if booted from your Recovery HD.

Reinstall while keeping files, applications, and settings

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  1. Restart your computer, and immediately hold down command-r until the gray Apple logo appears.
  2. If prompted, select your main language and then click the arrow.
  3. Click Reinstall OS X, and then Continue. Follow the instructions on the screen, and then choose your hard disk. Click Install, and enter your Apple ID information if prompted.
  4. When the installation is complete, select App Store... from the Apple menu, and install any available updates.

Reinstall while erasing everything on your computer

  1. Restart your computer, and immediately hold down command-r until the gray Apple logo appears.

  2. If you see a screen asking you to select your main language, choose it, and then click the arrow.
  3. Click Disk Utility, and then Continue.
  4. In Disk Utility:
    1. Click your hard disk in the left column, and then click the Erase tab.
    2. Next to 'Format:', make sure OS X Extended (Journaled) is selected. In the 'Name:' field, give your disk a name. Click Erase.
    3. Once it's completed, quit Disk Utility.
  5. Click Reinstall OS X, and then Continue:
    1. Follow the instructions on the screen, and then choose your hard disk.
    2. Click Install. If prompted, enter your Apple ID information.
    3. Once the installation is complete, you'll be asked to enter basic information, and have the option to transfer data from another computer or backup.
  6. From the Apple menu, select App Store, and then install any available updates.

Sometimes you wind up with a Mac that you didn’t configure and don’t have all the information about. That happened to Macworld reader Anibal, who was given a Mac work that was a few years out of date. He tried to update it, and the App Store prompted him for the Apple ID. Nobody in the office had that information from the person previously using it, or any Apple ID at all set up for the office. What to do?

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Fortunately, you don’t need an Apple ID to update macOS software. Canceling the prompt still allows you to update Apple components. Anibal went back to try that and it worked as expected.

You can also create a new Apple ID, and log in using it. (I’d recommend against using your own Apple ID for anything connected with work, as you’re handing off this problem to the next person, or potentially giving your work location the ability to use your Apple ID.)

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Third-party software purchased through the App Store requires the Apple ID logged in for the person who bought it in order to re-download it, but you may be able to install and launch updates without that login. For free software, including Apple’s Pages and Keynote, you may have to delete the app entirely, then re-download it using your own Apple ID or one for which you have login details.

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