What to do when OS X asks for an old Apple ID

A reader wants to stop prompts on his hand-me-down computers from asking for his Apple ID instead of that of the current family member using it.

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Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books. His most recent include Take Control of Your M-Series Mac, Take Control of Securing Your Mac, Take Control of Zoom, and Six Centuries of Type and Printing. In his spare time, he makes Tiny Type Museums. He’s a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes Mac 911.