Mac App Store: Will it know I have bought boxed software?

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  1. mpstrex macrumors member

    mpstrex

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    Hi,

    I couldn't think of a better title, but will the Mac App Store know I have bought boxed software, such as Aperture 3 and iWork 09, before the Mac App Store debuted? I ask because I'm about to wipe my drive and some of my software has been packed away for a move in 3 weeks and is in storage.

    I have no other choice on the wiping of the drive -- it's getting its logic board replaced and possibly the hard drive, too. Both are having issues. So when my Mac is fixed, can I just re-download Aperture 3 and iWork 09 from the Mac App Store, or do I need to dig up the software later?

    Thanks,

    mpstrex
     
  2. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    If you bought the software in store, or from a retailer, and not through the App store, as far as I know, it will not be on your iTunes account.. I don't see how they would know you bought boxed software..
     
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    use time machine ... if they only change the logic board your hard drive should still be intact when you get it back
     
  4. mpstrex thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess I was kind of hoping Apple's Mac App Store would detect that I owned a copy of Aperture 3 and iWork 09, and just update from there. Worth a shot asking. :)

    Thanks,

    mpstrex
     
  5. mpstrex thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't used Time Machine in years... hmmm... I don't think I'll have enough time before I send it out tomorrow.

    Thanks,

    mpstrex
     
  6. gnagy macrumors regular

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    I have the boxed version if iWork '09. It's been getting updates through the "Software Update" thing in Mac OS X. The same way the OS gets updates. I believe these updates match the updates through the App Store, so it really doesn't matter.

    When I work '11 comes out, you'll have to buy it through the App Store, and I bet the same goes for people that bought iWord '09 through the App Store.
     

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