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How do I get old versions of Mac software?

Asked by sliceswiththings (11718points) October 30th, 2011

Specifically, iMovie and iPhoto. I liked the versions that came with my 2007 10.4 Macbook. I just got a new harddrive for it and it came with the new versions which I feel are far inferior. Can I download the old versions? Does anyone know what those versions are called?


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XOIIO's avatar

Uninstall them with the application manager, or whatever its called on a mac.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Can you elaborate on how that would help, @XOIIO ?

XOIIO's avatar

If you uninstall the old version, it isn’t isntalled.

It won’t be there anymore.

whitetigress's avatar

iLife software is released in increments of years. If you liked the 2007 version of iPhoto and etc. Just go to ebay and buy iLife 2007.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

However you came to own the Macbook (bought new/used/given to), did it come with install discs? You should be able to re-install the software from those discs.

When you say, ‘got a new hard drive for it and it came with the new versions..’ what exactly do you mean? Did Apple replace the HD? How did the software get on the HD?

sliceswiththings's avatar

@rpm_pseud0name My harddrive got fried so the computer repairman had to purchase and install a whole new harddrive. He said he “did all the updates” assuming it was what I wanted. That’s all I know!

You think I can reinstall just those things from the disk?

XOIIO's avatar

Oh, fuck, I thought you said get rid of.

Torrent it.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

Depending on the discs you have, you should be able to put them in & you’ll be presented with an install window. From there you select which software you want to install. There is also a great application called, Pacifist, which will show you all the contents of any disc & let you install what you want.

If that doesn’t work… I’d contact the serviceman & ask that he replace the HD without the updates or provide you with replacement discs for the lost software. Looks like iLife 2006 still costs about $90 on Amazon… which is way too much. Especially since iLife2011 is only $38.

sliceswiththings's avatar

@XOIIO Ha thanks for the clarification, I thought you were just being a wise guy!

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