Mac App Store iPhone Question

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  1. johnywalker1989, May 29, 2011
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    johnywalker1989 macrumors regular

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    Hi again. I bought the 2008 MacBook Pro.
    The iPhoto 11 is already installed but when i go to App Store says to buy it therefore i cannot update iphoto via Mac App Store and only when i check for updates the whole system finds the updates. Why this happening?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The App Store only updates applications bought and installed via the App Store. Applications pre-installed on your Mac or bought via other means (on DVD for example) cannot be updated via the App Store.
     
  3. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So when i click to buy iPhoto again it will gonna buy it again or it will verify that exists on my Mac and will update from then via Mac App Store?
     
  4. robbieduncan, May 29, 2011
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    robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It would buy it. There is no way to covert non App Store software to App Store software. You must continue to update via non App Store methods.
     

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