Mac App store says app not installed but they came pre installed on my Mac ?

Wordsmithmac

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When I got my Mac stuff like GarageBand and I think the rest of iLife came pre installed but I go to the Mac app store and it says not installed. When apple released updates will I get them or should I call apple for a registration key?
 

shyam09

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When I got my Mac stuff like GarageBand and I think the rest of iLife came pre installed but I go to the Mac app store and it says not installed. When apple released updates will I get them or should I call apple for a registration key?
if i am correct, then the iLife updates will come through software update.
 

jamesr19

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I think it's model dependant. If the Mac came with Lion then iLife should show up but I don't think that's the case for SnowLeopard. Also if it's the MBA it will show up because you don't get any install disks with it
 

Wordsmithmac

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I think it's model dependant. If the Mac came with Lion then iLife should show up but I don't think that's the case for SnowLeopard. Also if it's the MBA it will show up because you don't get any install disks with it
My Mac mini came with SL then I upgraded to Lion when apple gave me the key. I had iLife. It's not a biggie right now since I barely touch iLife apps but if I do I don't want an issue because it's the SL version.
 

aristobrat

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It's not a biggie right now since I barely touch iLife apps but if I do I don't want an issue because it's the SL version.
FWIW, iLife versions are their own.

If your Mac was new enough to qualify for the free Lion upgrade, then it should have come preinstalled with iLife 11. iLife 11 works fine on both Snow Leopard and Lion. There aren't different "SL" and "Lion" iLife versions.

You should receive software updates for iLife via the "Software Updates". :)
 

Wordsmithmac

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FWIW, iLife versions are their own.

If your Mac was new enough to qualify for the free Lion upgrade, then it should have come preinstalled with iLife 11. iLife 11 works fine on both Snow Leopard and Lion. There aren't different "SL" and "Lion" iLife versions.

You should receive software updates for iLife via the "Software Updates". :)
Awesome thanks for clearing that up... I'm new to Mac still figuring some things out
 
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