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iViking
Jul 21, 2011, 08:12 PM
I just did a clean install of OSX Lion on my new 11" MBA. iLife did not reinstall, so I read somewhere you can download them from the app store, (since the new computer does not come with a thumb drive), and not be charged.

So I clicked on iPhoto and poof! My card was charged!

Anyone know how to download the iLife suite for free since it was included with the MBA?



wdaleherring
Jul 21, 2011, 08:14 PM
Contact Apple. I'm sure they'll credit you for the purchase and the software you need. They have excellent customer service.

tbobmccoy
Jul 21, 2011, 08:14 PM
I just did a clean install of OSX Lion on my new 11" MBA. iLife did not reinstall, so I read somewhere you can download them from the app store, (since the new computer does not come with a thumb drive), and not be charged.

So I clicked on iPhoto and poof! My card was charged!

Anyone know how to download the iLife suite for free since it was included with the MBA?

This is something I want to know too, not for clean install purposes, but for backup ones.

WardC
Jul 21, 2011, 08:16 PM
iLife comes pre-installed on all MacBook Airs, but if you re-format your drive, you permanently lose it...you can only get the OS back.

tbobmccoy
Jul 21, 2011, 08:17 PM
iLife comes pre-installed on all MacBook Airs, but if you re-format your drive, you permanently lose it...you can only get the OS back.

That seems like BS: iLife was included on all prior MB software discs. I bet Apple's got some way to put it back on your account or something.

wdaleherring
Jul 21, 2011, 08:17 PM
iLife comes pre-installed on all MacBook Airs, but if you re-format your drive, you permanently lose it...you can only get the OS back.

Even if this is their official policy I'm sure they'll give you a "one time only" credit for the suite.

eeptman
Jul 21, 2011, 08:22 PM
You must forget to "redeem" iLife at the first time when you login to Mac App Store.

Now, probably you have to contact the Apple directly.

enigma2k
Jul 22, 2011, 06:35 AM
Any updates on this how to get iLife after a clean Lion install?

DaLurker
Jul 22, 2011, 08:29 AM
Should be on your recovery USB.

See here (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4399)

df2gadgetman
Jul 22, 2011, 08:35 AM
Should be on your recovery USB.

See here (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4399)


The newly released 2011 MBA's don't have a restore USB stick.

Cynicalone
Jul 22, 2011, 08:37 AM
I just did a clean install of OSX Lion on my new 11" MBA. iLife did not reinstall, so I read somewhere you can download them from the app store, (since the new computer does not come with a thumb drive), and not be charged.

So I clicked on iPhoto and poof! My card was charged!

Anyone know how to download the iLife suite for free since it was included with the MBA?

Open the Mac App Store and Garageband, iPhoto, and iMovie will appear in your account. You have to accept them and then will be added to your account.

rds
Jul 22, 2011, 08:56 AM
I don't understand why people are doing a clean install on a new machine?

Cynicalone
Jul 22, 2011, 08:58 AM
I don't understand why people are doing a clean install on a new machine?

I did it to remove the unwanted iLife apps.

Bobjob186
Jul 22, 2011, 09:00 AM
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I don't understand why people are doing a clean install on a new machine?

Apple usually includes printer drivers, language translations and many other space eating things. Doing a fresh install allows you to avoid these and maximize hd space.

arul
Jul 22, 2011, 09:16 AM
How much space can you save?

NorfolkMustard
Jul 22, 2011, 09:21 AM
Open the Mac App Store and Garageband, iPhoto, and iMovie will appear in your account. You have to except them and then will be added to your account.

This.

The apps get tied to your AppleID and hardware serial number, once you "Accept" them in the purchased tab of the MAStore.

Cynicalone
Jul 22, 2011, 09:25 AM
This.

The apps get tied to your AppleID and hardware serial number, once you "Accept" them in the purchased tab of the MAStore.

fixed the spelling :o

ri0ku
Jul 22, 2011, 09:26 AM
I am really confused :S ...

You bought a brand new macbook air which comes with Lion preinstalled on it (brand new and clean)

Yet you needed to re install Lion on it again? why did you do that :S

Edit: Just read you did it to get rid of unwanted iLife apps but thats insane.. why didnt you just remove them?

Its crazy re installing an entire operating system to want to uninstall a couple of programs ....

Oli3000
Jul 22, 2011, 09:37 AM
This.

The apps get tied to your AppleID and hardware serial number, once you "Accept" them in the purchased tab of the MAStore.

Does it do this as well in Snow Leopard? I can't get it too?

Cynicalone
Jul 22, 2011, 09:41 AM
I am really confused :S ...

You bought a brand new macbook air which comes with Lion preinstalled on it (brand new and clean)

Yet you needed to re install Lion on it again? why did you do that :S

Edit: Just read you did it to get rid of unwanted iLife apps but thats insane.. why didnt you just remove them?

Its crazy re installing an entire operating system to want to uninstall a couple of programs ....

I like to start clean with a laptop and only install the apps I want. Deleting the apps would leave trash behind. It's simple to do a clean install if you have the time and a good internet connection. It's what I always do, I might be a bit crazy, but it is what I do. :)

rds
Jul 22, 2011, 09:41 AM
Apple usually includes printer drivers, language translations and many other space eating things. Doing a fresh install allows you to avoid these and maximize hd space.

Apart from the fact that you can't actually customise the installation.

ri0ku
Jul 22, 2011, 10:11 AM
I like to start clean with a laptop and only install the apps I want. Deleting the apps would leave trash behind. It's simple to do a clean install if you have the time and a good internet connection. It's what I always do, I might be a bit crazy, but it is what I do. :)

To each his own I guess. I have a program that uninstalled and removes everything to do with the program you drag into it. So you get no trash items left behind or empty libraries

d3zapped
Jul 22, 2011, 10:29 AM
Open the Mac App Store and Garageband, iPhoto, and iMovie will appear in your account. You have to accept them and then will be added to your account.

Sorry to sidetrack this thread, but I'm new to Macs & have a question about this with my new 13" base config 2011 Air. My Mac App Store shows that updates are needed for the pre-installed Garageband, iPhoto, and iMovie, but when I select "Update all" and provide my password, it asks me to purchase those apps.

Is there something I need to do first to let the App Store know I "own" those apps since they were pre-installed?

blipmusic
Jul 22, 2011, 11:20 AM
[...] I might be a bit crazy, but it is what I do. :)

Here's to the crazy ones... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjgtLSHhTPg)

Anyway, any estimation on how much space you saved? Also, what's the esasiest way to do a custom Lion/iLife install if necessary? That is, I can't really choose and pick during install anyway, can I?

Oh, and how much free space is there on a new 128GB 2011 MBA out of the box?

I'm considering the 128GB 11" and will probably delete GarageBand in favor of my other audio apps so I perhaps I'll try what you did.

FusionZero
Jul 22, 2011, 11:24 AM
In a certain set of irony, when I launched the App store it actually gave me updates to the 3 apps. It then charged me for them. Awesome.

ender21
Jul 22, 2011, 11:58 AM
This.

The apps get tied to your AppleID and hardware serial number, once you "Accept" them in the purchased tab of the MAStore.

+2.

I did fresh installs on two new MBAs yesterday and this was exactly the case.

ender21
Jul 22, 2011, 12:02 PM
To each his own I guess. I have a program that uninstalled and removes everything to do with the program you drag into it. So you get no trash items left behind or empty libraries

Yep, and some/many/all third-party apps that do this might do it well enough, but better to not have made the mess in the first place than to clean it up and have the potential for "leftovers." ;-) I can guarantee there are no leftovers with a fresh install.

I don't need Garage Band, use FCPX instead of iMovie, use DxO Optics Pro instead of iPhoto. What better time to customize the OS install just as I want it (mostly) than when the machine is brand new?

Cynicalone
Jul 22, 2011, 12:05 PM
Here's to the crazy ones... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjgtLSHhTPg)

Anyway, any estimation on how much space you saved? Also, what's the esasiest way to do a custom Lion/iLife install if necessary? That is, I can't really choose and pick during install anyway, can I?

Not as much as I would like, only a couple of GB's. They have really taken away the custom install options.

peterski
Jul 22, 2011, 12:06 PM
Well, I did a clean install of Lion last night and was prepared to shell out some $$ to buy the apps from the app store... but before I did that I said, why not try to install it from the Snow Leopard USB stick that came with my MBA, and it worked like a charm.

Once you plug in the USB stick it shows two icons; one for installing snow leopard, and the other one for iLife Package... once you click the iLife Package it allows you to install iLife '11 and customize it how you want (meaning which apps you want to install)

The install was very quick, and once it was done I ran a software update which picked up updates for the just installed iLife '11 from the USB stick.

Yes, I don't have the apps listed in the Installed/Purchased section of the Mac App Store... but who cares.

So OP... there is nothing to be scared of when it comes clean installing Lion.

blipmusic
Jul 22, 2011, 12:28 PM
So OP... there is nothing to be scared of when it comes clean installing Lion.

AFAIK, there is no USB-stick bundled with the 2011 MBAs, only a restore partition on the SSD which does not include the iLife suite.

peterski
Jul 22, 2011, 12:34 PM
AFAIK, there is no USB-stick bundled with the 2011 MBAs, only a restore partition on the SSD which does not include the iLife suite.

ack, ack... I assumed he was talking about a 2010 MBA (missed the "new" part there) ... so now I'm a little lost here... if the intended result was to free up some space from apps not used in the iLife package I would have simply used AppCleaner or something similar, but then again to each is own.

h00ligan
Jul 22, 2011, 12:37 PM
Not as much as I would like, only a couple of GB's. They have really taken away the custom install options.

That's because they already cut the install in half and issue drivers on demand. You may want to look into Xslimmer. However use the backup option until you know it didn't bork a program (2 weeks).

blipmusic
Jul 22, 2011, 12:39 PM
[...] I would have simply used AppCleaner or something similar, but then again to each is own.

That's probably what I'll try first as well when (if?) I get my 11". Or rather: delete the app and do a system wide search (including system folders) for [app name] and/or [developer name] as I usually do.

aristobrat
Jul 22, 2011, 12:42 PM
Open the Mac App Store and Garageband, iPhoto, and iMovie will appear in your account. You have to accept them and then will be added to your account.
If anyone missed it, above is the correct way of recovering iLife on 2011 Airs after a clean install of Lion.

If you'd prefer to read it from Apple directly, it's the third paragraph down:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

PeterKG
Jul 22, 2011, 12:44 PM
Yep, this is how to do it. aristocrat has nailed the answer on the head.

Quote form aristocrat: "If anyone missed it, above is the correct way of recovering iLife on 2011 Airs after a clean install of Lion.

If you'd prefer to read it from Apple directly, it's the third paragraph down:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718"

iViking
Jul 22, 2011, 06:28 PM
If anyone missed it, above is the correct way of recovering iLife on 2011 Airs after a clean install of Lion.

If you'd prefer to read it from Apple directly, it's the third paragraph down:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

Thanks! Working on getting a refund for "purchasing" iPhoto now...

brand
Jul 22, 2011, 08:34 PM
This.

The apps get tied to your AppleID and hardware serial number, once you "Accept" them in the purchased tab of the MAStore.

They get tied to your Apple ID not the hardware serial number. Apple does not track App Store Apps by hardware serial numbers.