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

    Apr 5, 2011
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    You can buy iMovie via the Mac App Store (MAS) for 15 USD or so.
  3. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    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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