Apps from Mountain Lion on Mavericks after clean install

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by ACEVindi, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. ACEVindi macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2014
    Hi guys
    Few days ago i asked a question about reinstalling Mountain Lion and upgrading to Mavericks, and somebody suggested me to create Mavericks bootable USB and do a clean install, which im gonna do.

    I asked what will happen with the apps that came with OS (iwork and ilife apps), will i be able to download them from appstore, and somebody told me that i will have to purchase them if i dont create a backup of "old" versions.Is this true?

    Sorry, Apple newbie :)
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Check that they're in your Purchased tab of the App Store, if they are you can re-download them after the clean install.
  3. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2014
    if you do the check and they are there after fresh rebuild app store may take some time to have these a download you won't see the buy again button on. I noticed on fresh rebuild some apps took a bit to list as ready for download again not paying. It clears out eventually, did in my case anyway.

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