7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2011 8:09 AM by rkaufmann87
Hotsouma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi
I've recently bought the 11'' MBA, I've inserted the reinstall stick into my old White MB to update iLife to 11, but it says it's not compatible, why? I'm running the latest update 10.6.6

White MacBook, iPhone 4, 64GB WiFi iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (46,160 points)
    I believe iLife 11 is already on your MBA, the machine was shipped with it. There have been some updates, you would get those from Software Update. If you are new to Mac's you can find Software Update under the  menu in the upper left corner of your screen. Let Software Update install any updates it detects your computer needs and you're set.

    Roger
  • Rhyd Level 3 Level 3 (795 points)
    Nothing says that the iLIfe on the MBA USB stick would be compatible with your old macbook. It is compatible with the computer for which it was manufactured and licensed... ie the late 2010 Mac Book Air.
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (46,160 points)
    You are correct, I missed he's trying to install the software on his MacBook. Clearly this is a violation of the SLA, he will need to purchase the iLife upgrades like everyone else.
  • Rhyd Level 3 Level 3 (795 points)
    to rkaufmann87 ... > even if he disregarded the licensing issues and copied the iLife11 from the new MBA itself rather than installing from MBA USB reinstall stick: There might be compatibility issues due the old hardware versus new hardware. I am not sure that the copy of iLife on the stick would be a universal/combo install that one would purchase to use on any mac hardware.
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (46,160 points)
    Thanks and yes I knew that.
  • Hotsouma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you everyone.
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (46,160 points)
    Your welcome.