HT1338 I can't update iPhoto or iMovie on used Macbook Pro, the store asks me to log in with the Apple ID of the previous owner.

I bought this late 2011 Macbook Pro and can not update iPhoto or iMovie because the store asks me to log in with the previous owners Apple ID. What should I do? I don't want to purchase the apps.

I'm not sure on that. My macbook pro came with snow leopard. So If I was going to sell it, the person would have the os disk and the applications disk(iLife). I'm pretty sure that a computer that comes with Lion has the iLife apps tied to it through the mac app store regardless of how many different people own the computer (all you need is your own apple id). If I try to delete any of my iLife apps I get an error messege telling me it's not possible. There might be a way to do it with a terminal command, but that is way out of my league. Well this is a learning experience for everyone. If the person who sold you the computer said they did not have the Microsoft Office for mac disk or product key code, it should have brought your purchase price down a bit. I think the cheapest copy is about $120.  I'm sorry I can't help you with everything. Good Luck.

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