Installed Apple Software not recognized in App Store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by floh, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. floh macrumors 6502

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    Stuttgart, Germany
    #1
    Hey everyone!

    I know there have been many threads about this, but they all seem to go around third party software not being recognized as "installed" in the App Store.

    I have the following Apple Software installed from other sources than the App Store (preinstalled or DVD):
    - iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband)
    - iWork (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
    - Logic Studio (including Logic Pro, Main Stage)

    While iLife was found and registered as "installed" by the App Store, neither iWork nor Logic Studio have.

    I have two questions:

    1. Could this have any disadvantages for me in the future? Apple seems to be fading out optical drives, and maybe I will soon only be able to install registered software from the App Store, not from DVDs?

    2. Is there anything I can do to make the App Store see these installed programs? I'm running Lion.

    Thanks in advance,

    Floh
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Not from what I've found. I called apple support and they said there working on a solution but for now it's a case of keeping the disks.
     
  3. floh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! Now that is first hand information! :)

    So I guess I'll be fine for now, knowing that Apple knows about this and will provide a solution before banning discs completely.
     

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