Need to change Mac Book Air current apple ID to another apple ID

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Good Day experts,

I have a few mac book airs and installed and configure one them with the incorrect Apple ID.  I need to change the apple ID on that machine to the person's apple id that the machien will go to.  Can anyone ellaborate on how to do this?  I'm a windows user so am completely new to this.  The OS is MAC OS 10.3.

Many Thanks,

Ellsworth
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sarasotamacIT Manager

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I think it is preferences -> Icloud. Change from there.

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ok i'll give that a shot tho....i"m completely new at this and have win 7 installed....how do i boot to the mac os?
sarasotamacIT Manager

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It's a dual boot, like OSX and 7 on same machine?
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yes.  One partition for MAC OS 10.3. something and windows7 fresh install
sarasotamacIT Manager

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Reboot and look for the "Boot menu" hot key, something like F9 or such. What is the hardware? as in Dell Optiplex 750.

Author

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this is a Mac Book Air and i'll check for that but have yet to see a boot option
sarasotamacIT Manager

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sorry, duh, you already said that. my bad.

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oh no prob man

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ok I just checked and no boot option are available, is there a key combo i can press....if i hold down command and r then i get the option to reinstall a fresh copy but i want to be sure that i'll be able to input the correct Apple ID when i turn it on again after a fresh resinstall....will that be so?
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You will be prompted to enter the Apple ID when setting up the fresh OS install.

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AWESOME!!!! that will fix everything!

Author

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I'll try it as soon as i get a chance and report back

Author

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ok so i'm at the point where the mac book is saying that it will connect with apple to verify "egligibility" and i just wanted to make sure that i'll be able to put in another Apple ID and if not will reinstalling make it so i can't change the apple id?
Hi Ellsworth,

     This verification part is to verify that your Apple ID is valid and that you have purchased  OS X Lion with the Apple ID you input. So, as long as you have a valid Apple ID and you have purchased OS X Lion on it then you are good.

Hope this helps.
sarasotamacIT Manager

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Ok, so I think you may have to put in the apple ID during install that is associated with a purchase. Once you do that yo can change the apple id for syncing the data and making it work for the user you want it to, which is (I think) Preferences -> ICloud. Sorry I don't have a macbook anymore to verify.

Author

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ok

yea i did the reinstall from command + R and once finished all the same configuration was still there.  I'll try changing it from preferences

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so i tried that and it asks to login with an account.  now that i remember i never setup an account.  If i erase the hard drive and then reinstall Mac OS will that give me the ability to input a new apple ID?  simply resinstalling the OS didn't return it back to default factory settings.

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