Help with yosemite reinstall

Discussion in 'Yosemite (10.10)' started by redvin, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. redvin

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    Hi everyone,

    My brother gave me a bnew looking 2009 macbook air (yes, it looks and feels new lol). It currently has yosemite 10.10.1. When trying to update, it keeps on looking for the apple id of the first owner (probably his officemate from way back) but he doesn't know where to contact him.

    My question is, can i do a clean reinstall and use my apple id? I can live using 10.10.1 but sometimes you'd wish for the latest and greatest right? If somebody could help a brother out then it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Thanks bisdak

    Should it have a firmware password and i have no way of knowing it, am i stucked with a paper weight? or can i bring it somewhere to help me sort things out?
     
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    There are ways to reset / bypass firmware password pala, google lang. :) Like this one.

    Eniweys, just attempt a reformat / reinstall, and let's see. If it won't ask for a firmware password, then good.
     
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    This is weird. I tried again and it didn't ask for the original password :) Happy with the new 10.10.4, but almost got a scare when it started verrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy slowwwwwwwlllllyyyyy :) Thanks again :)
     
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    Ghosts in your Mac... :)
     
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    For old models of MBs, MBPs and MBAs, the methods there will work but on the new ones, it's possible but a pain in the ass.
     

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