iPhoto and iMovie not free.

SolarShane

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I have upgraded to Mavericks and when going to download iPhoto and iMovie, they still appear to be priced, even though GarageBand is free. I have the ilife version that came in the Mac Box Set with Snow Leopard.

Any ideas?
 

blueroom

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If your Mac included Mavericks as the factory installed OSX then it's free. If you have an older version of iPhoto or iMovie install them (that includes your iLife or iWorks disk) then you'll see them as upgradable for free.
 

SolarShane

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If your Mac included Mavericks as the factory installed OSX then it's free. If you have an older version of iPhoto or iMovie install them (that includes your iLife or iWorks disk) then you'll see them as upgradable for free.
Well, last time I installed iLife (had to reformat. CMM) they weren't free. I think my iLife version is too old.
 

SolarShane

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Try installing iPhoto. Reboot and run Software Update. See what it says.
Well I went ahead and gave Apple $30. I've spent $5171 on Apple stuff, not including Apps and iTunes purchases, what's another $30?
 
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r0k

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Well I went ahead and gave Apple $30. I've spent $5171 on Apple stuff, not including Apps and iTunes purchases, what's another $30?
I agree $30 isn't much compared to $5171 but all I had to do was have the older versions installed and the new ones were free. You said something about having to reformat. That I just don't get. I've never had trouble installing iWork or iLife on any Mac I've owned in the last 10 years. Perhaps you can contact AppleCare and let them know you bought those programs when you already had copies and they might give you a $30 app store credit.
 

SolarShane

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I agree $30 isn't much compared to $5171 but all I had to do was have the older versions installed and the new ones were free. You said something about having to reformat. That I just don't get. I've never had trouble installing iWork or iLife on any Mac I've owned in the last 10 years. Perhaps you can contact AppleCare and let them know you bought those programs when you already had copies and they might give you a $30 app store credit.
Well, I was using CleanMyMac, and realized (after reading this forum) that CMM was the source of my issues, and thus had to reformat. I guess I'm not thinking "like a Mac user" as I'm used to doing certain things on Windows. So, I have to push myself hard to "think like a Mac" and just let my Mac take care of itself.