iMovie Download

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Naff47, May 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just reinstalled my ML software on my MBP and for some strange reason no longer have the copy of iMovie which change installed with the laptop. Is it possible to download the free version again?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors 603

    justperry

    #2
    You probably did a wipe and install, OS X can be upgraded without wiping the disk.
    The only way to get it back for free is to install your former OS (X) version and than upgrade.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're right I did wipe it. I had to because I had to reformat the drive. I just guessed the software would have installed from my disc. Shame it didn't. Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be looking for an open source alternative.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    justperry

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    Maybe just maybe there is a chance, if you have a good internet connection download the latest iMovie Updater from Apple and try to install it, you were legally the owner of the former version which you could update to the latest one so I don't see anything illegal in it to do it this way.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1574
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good idea! Thanks mate I'll give that a go later. You may have just saved my girlfriends college work. Haha!
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    MacTech68

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    If your MBP came with Lion or Mountain Lion, you should find iMovie for free in the MacAppStore.

    Otherwise, you should be able to install iMovie from your original install DVDs

    Insert the MacOS Install Disc and double-click the "Install Bundled Software" icon. You should be able to customize the bundled software install to only install what you need.
     

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