Upgrading to Mavericks.

Started Nov 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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noirdesir Forum Pro • Posts: 13,008
Re: Upgrading to Mavericks.

Basalite wrote:

gaussian blur wrote:

Basalite wrote:

No, Mavericks is a free upgrade going back to Snow Leopard users. I believe the issue that the OP has is that they probably never had an Apple ID/account which of course requires credit card info for buying things from iTunes and the Mac and iOS App stores.

OP, just enter the requested information. It is free for Snow Leopard users.

A credit card is not required for an AppleID. Select 'none' for payment options when setting it up.

You can use iTunes gift cards for apps that aren't free.

Read more carefully what I wrote.

You said a credit card is required. That is false.

Once again, read more carefully what I wrote!!

You advised the OP to just enter the credit card information and don't worry about getting charged anything because Mavericks is indeed free for Snow Leopard users.

But that is not the point of the OP, the OP does (well, did, now) not want to give Apple his credit card information. Thus your advice is not solving his problem, whereas the information that one can set up an AppleID without associated credit card information is what would have solved the OP's problem.

It is well possible that when setting up an AppleID during the Mavericks installation, the option of 'no payment' doesn't show up. The solution to this is to set up the AppleID by other means first (in iTunes, on Apple's website, etc.).

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