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Transfer Aperture to new iMac from Macbook Air that had Aperture pre-installed

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Apr 24, 2013 9:54 AM

Hi.

 

I am wondering if there is any way to get Aperture onto my new iMac from my old Macbook Air. The catch is that the Air was ordered to be shipped with Aperture pre-installed.

 

There is no sign of it in 'Purchases' in the app store (which is expected really) but still interested if anyone has managed to get around this issue.

 

Many thanks!

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    There is no sign of it in 'Purchases' in the app store (which is expected really) but still interested if anyone has managed to get around this issue.

    Is Aperture listed in the "Accept" section, when you sign into the AppStore on your MBA? A preinstalled application should appear in the "Accept" portion of the screen, when you go to the "Purchased" tab. After you accept Aperture to your Apple ID on your MPA, you should be able to download it from the "Purchased" tab on your new iMac.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    Sean,

    when did you buy Aperture - preinstalled on your MBA? Was it before the AppStore came into existence?

    Then you should have received a serial number together with your preinstalled Aperture version. Does Aperture show a serial number in the "About" panel?  

              Aperture's main menu bar > Aperture > About Aperture?

     

    Then take note of the serial number and download the Aperture Trial version from

    Aperture 3.1 Trial

    .

    Now run the Aperture trial installer on your iMac and upgrade immediately (using Software Update from the menu). Then launch Aperture and unlock it with the serial number.

     

    Léonie

     

     

    Added: If you bought Aperture before the AppStore was available, but you cannot retrieve a serial number, contact Apple:

    Pro Application Replacement Serial Numbers: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1861

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