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malias4
Sep 12, 2011, 11:25 AM
Hi there ,my new imac comes in 2 days but its snow leopard pre installed..

if i download lion from app store, burn it on a dvd and then do a clean instal this will install also all the apps that come with the mac os ?

Or only lion will be installed and i have to manually download everything like itunes,iLife Suite, iMovie, iDVD and iPhoto?

And if so do i have to pay or theese are free anyway?



Knoodles
Sep 12, 2011, 11:34 AM
The OS install does not include the iLife suite which is iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and iWeb. They are on the restore DVDs that will come with the new iMac. No need to download them. Just install iLife from the restore DVD.

malias4
Sep 12, 2011, 11:40 AM
ok thanks :D so after the clean instal i ll just have to install the apps from that cd thats in the box !!

Thank you, do u suggest clean instal or just to upgrade on top of snow leo?:(

aziatiklover
Sep 12, 2011, 11:45 AM
Yes. You will have to redownload every apps that you mentioned. However, they all should be free even Lion if your iMac is brand new from Apple! BTW if you get SL with your iMac all you need to do is download Lion and install it no need for a clean install.

Mal
Sep 12, 2011, 11:52 AM
There's no need to do a clean install. No need to burn a DVD either, just install Lion the way it was intended to be installed, especially since with a new computer there won't be any data to worry about. Download from the App Store, double-click the installer, and boom, you're done!

jW

malias4
Sep 12, 2011, 11:55 AM
ι just thought that because it ill be on top of leopard maybe it will be slow or buggy..
so better just download it and install eh?:confused:

Cougarcat
Sep 12, 2011, 12:04 PM
ι just thought that because it ill be on top of leopard maybe it will be slow or buggy..
so better just download it and install eh?:confused:

Yes, if you're computer is brand new, it'll be fine. If your mac is secondhand, then I'd do a clean install.

malias4
Sep 12, 2011, 12:42 PM
Yes brand new just its made start of jully thats why its snow leo installed !!The box is not opened yet!!