How does iLife happen on a clean install?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by theRick119, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. theRick119 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
    My 2011 iMac came with a DVD which I made an image of so this is really just curiosity.

    But with no thumb drive and no cd, is there a way to get your iLife apps back if you wanted to do a clean install off of a thumb drive? Are the apps installed by default if you do the net restore?

    Basically just wondering how Apple makes these apps available to you as I believe they are part of the purchase package.
  2. eeptman macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    I did a clean installation via the Internet last weekend.

    The answer is iLife will appear in your App Store's purchase section again once you log into your account. App Store will ask you if you wanna accept the iLife applications being associated to your AppleID and hardware or not.
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I imagine it's just a matter of reinstalling from the Mac App store.
  4. eeptman macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    Absolutely! Just repeat what you did at the first time when you got the MBA.

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