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Macintosh: My Apple ID

Posted on 2011-10-04
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12

1) I am used to with the Microsoft Window
2) I am not familiar with the Macintosh OS
3) I have a MacBook Pro, and I want to upgrade it to Mac OSX Lion
4) In the procedure, I read that I have to provide "My Apple ID"
5) My question: What is "My Apple ID"? (would you explain a little bit of it) (Is it a license key like in windows with 25 digits characters or numbers ?)
6) Thanks

Question by:tjie
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jhyiesla earned 800 total points
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When installing Lion, if you don't have an Apple ID you should be able to just continue on anyway.  But to answer the question, an Apple ID is similar to MS Live login IDs where you can get access to MS stuff on their sites. If you sign up for an Apple ID, which is free, you can gain access to their forums to post questions or answers, register your Mac and you Apple Care Protection, if you bought that and similar things.
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roylong earned 800 total points
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For Apple ID - if you use iTunes then it is usually the ID you use for iTunes.
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mccrick earned 400 total points
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You don't need it. Just skip that step
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roylong earned 800 total points
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If you upgrade via the App Store then you do need an Apple ID (iTunes account) to log in through the App Store application.

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