iLife on Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by IwantImac, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. IwantImac macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011
    Hey forums,

    After I downloaded Lion, I saw that the iLife suite was missing. Now i didn't purchase iLife tbh. It was inigrated when i bought my iMac (running Snow Leopard). Now the question is can I still run iLife on Lion.

    My idea was to insert the applications install dvd that i got with snow leopard and install iLife of there. Now I heard that apple has updated iLife to be compatible with Lion. If it's possible to retrieve iLife that way, will it still run. I mean I don't truly care about the updates, I just want a version of iLife to run.

    Please help me out.
  2. harrisondavies macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2010
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    It's an application disc, so yes it should work fine, then update.
  3. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
    Perhaps you can install the 30 day trial while you resolve how to install them back or purchase them the next ilife version
  4. Biolizard macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    London, United Kingdom
    Using your Applications DVD is exactly what you should do.

    It's a common mistake that people make; iLife does not come with OS X but with your Mac. Depending on when you bought your iMac, I guess you either have iLife '09 or possibly '11, which are both fine on Lion.

    The updates you're referring to are 'point' updates to iLife '11 (and possibly iLife '09, I haven't checked, but I doubt it as it's no longer the latest version) which are free and generally bring bugfixes but ocassionally new features such as, in this case, Full Screen compatibility. These can be downloaded as usual via Software Update I think.
  5. IwantImac thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011
    Thanks A lot, I just wanted to check because I just downloaded Lion and I don't want problems already.

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