Move iLife from one Mac to another?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Halvard, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Halvard macrumors regular

    Halvard

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    #1
    I recently changed HDD and lost all I had on the other.
    But I had iLife '09 on that the previous HDD. And we also have iLife '09 on an iMac we have. Can I copy that iLife '09 to my MacBook from iMac?

    I wouldn't think of this as illigally, becouse I have paid for it and stuff like that. I tried to just copy and paste, but it didnt work...
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    #2
    no, that won't work.

    you will need to run the iLife installer.
     
  3. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    #3
    Use the discs that came with your Mac (the one you changed the HDD of) to reinstall iLife.
     
  4. Halvard thread starter macrumors regular

    Halvard

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    #4
    Is that 100% impossible? It work with some apps!
     
  5. Halvard thread starter macrumors regular

    Halvard

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    #5
    But I've lost that CD.
     
  6. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    #6
    Replacement DVDs can be purchased from Apple. Simply contact AppleCare and indicate you are looking to purchase install DVDs for your computer (assuming it shipped with iLife '09) or just an iLife '09 disc. The price should not exceed $16 U.S. per disc.
     
  7. Halvard thread starter macrumors regular

    Halvard

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    #7
    I messaged them on Twitter, and they said they didn't give out/sell those CD's! :(
     
  8. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    #8
    I was not aware AppleCare had a Twitter account. How about you call and talk to someone instead?
     
  9. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    #9
    150 % ;)

    there are two kinds of apps: those which you just drag & drop into the applications folder, and those that are put on your machine by way of an installer package.

    you can only copy the former kind between Macs.
     

Share This Page