Help updating parents iLife Apps

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  1. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

    BJMRamage

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    My parents have a 2012 Mac Mini. It does NOT have a CD/DVD/super drive.
    They have super-slow DSL...like 1Mbps Top Speed.

    I finally got them an Apple ID recently so I could update them to Mavericks (that only took 12+ hours to download)

    I came back the other day to update their iLife apps...iPhoto, iMovie, etc. as the Mac App Store said I had updates. When I went to enter their Apple ID my nephew's Apple ID was there. I switched it to theirs and said the apps were associated with my nephews AppleID.

    I restarted the Mac and tried again and still had the same result. I tried to dump iPhoto, etc. into the trash (didn't delete them) and when I went into the Mac App Store it said I could PURCHASE the Apps.

    What is going on? Their Mac came with the apps and they should be able to update them, right? I was able to update my iLife apps to the most current versions.

    Please help me out here.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Did they buy the Mini new, or did they get it from your nephew?
     
  3. BJMRamage thread starter macrumors 68020

    BJMRamage

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    They bought it new...actually my siblings and I bought it for them...New from Amazon.

    I think my nephew has made a couple purchases through iTunes. I should have checked the purchases tab for the Mac App Store.

    I know they had updates for iPhoto and iLife for a while but i was trying to set them with an Apple ID without linking a Credit Card. so that took a while to figure out how. (was really easy once i knew)
     

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