Can I transfer new mac applications to an old mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bungiefan89, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

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    In 2010, I purchased a late-2009 unibody Macbook.

    In 2011, I purchased a 2011 27" iMac.

    On March 10, 2012, I suddenly became upset that the version of iMovie on my iMac (9), was older than the version of iMovie on my Macbook (8).

    Since I like having my laptop and desktop equipped with the same software whenever possible, I thought up an easy way to upgrade: insert the "Applications Install DVD" that came with my iMac in to the older Macbook, and install the newer versions of all the software on that disk! :)

    ...this did not work. :(

    So my question is... can the Applications Install DVD be used on a computer other than the one it came with? And how can I acquire the latest versions of come-with-your-computer applications like iMovie on my older Macbook?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You can buy iMovie via the Mac App Store (MAS) for 15 USD or so.
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    When did you purchase the iMac?

    You should have iMovie under your "purchases" in the Mac App Store if you purchased your iMac when they stopped sending a physical iLife DVD - Download iMovie to your MBP from your "purchased" tab on Mac App Store.
     

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