How do I register my physical copy of iLife 11 with Mac App Store?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Razeus, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Razeus macrumors 603

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    How do I register my physical iLife '11 (and iWork '09) discs with the Mac App Store so that I can just download those apps if needed in the future? I would like to get rid of the discs and just stick to downloading. Thanks.
     
  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    I'm afraid you'll have to re-purchase iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, etc..) and iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) to be able to download them from the Mac App Store.

    I kind-of wondered why Apple didn't make the iLife apps free to all Mac users since they preinstalled on every Mac anyway, but that's the way it is.
     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    What about people who bought macs circa iLife '11? Apple would be giving them a free upgrade.
     
  4. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

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    Well that's really a bummer. I guess I'll hang on to these discs.
     
  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    You can use Disk Utility to make an image of the discs, the mount the disk images when you need them.
     

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