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

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    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

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    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

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    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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