9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2014 2:39 PM by Klaus1
makey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

At present I have a 2008 iMac and I'm about to purchase one of the latest iMacs (Mountain Lion).  I want to continue using iMovie HD 6 but not sure if it can be transferred to & used on the new iMac.  I had a reply to one of my posts in discussions that it will work but I can't find the reply in the 'My Stuff' of my account or remember who the reply came from.

 

Can someone please give me confirmation about this and how to do it?  Thanks.


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Soon to purchase
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,945 points)

    Yes, it is definitely said to work, but you may have to install it from your original iLife 6 disk.

     

    If you new iMac includes iMovie 11, you can have both:

     

    Happily this is easily achieved, but it has to be done backwards.

     

    Delete iMovie 11 (just drag it to the trash). Now install iMovie 6 from the iLife 6 install disks. Update it to iMovie 6.0.3.

     

    Now re-install iMovie 11. This automatically moves iMovie 6 into a folder it creates in your Applications folder called iMovie Previous Version.

     

    Then reinstall iMovie 11.

     

    iMovie 6 works great with iDVD 7.

     

    Now you have them both, and you can have both in the Dock as well.

     

    Alternatively you could try this method, suggested by poster Uitech:

     

    Open a terminal and type "touch /Library/Preferences/com.apple.iLife011.plist"

    (No quotes)

     

    Install iMovieHD6 from the iLife 6 install disk.

     

    This works with both Leopard and Snow Leopard Macs.

  • makey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for you reply Klaus 1.

     

    My present iMac is the '08 version but, during the short period that Apple allowed the iMovie HD 6 install disk image to be downloaded, I did just that then burned to a DVD, so I've now got iMovie 6.0.4 (the last version) for iLife '08 on disk.

     

    You say it works with Leopard and Snow Leopard but what about Mountain Lion as on the new iMac I'm getting?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,945 points)

    Yes, that is what I meant: it is said to still work with ML, but I don't have personal experience of that as I do not have ML.

  • makey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.

  • Cynthia Dorminey Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Will iMovie HD6 and iDVD 7 still work with Mavericks?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (27,935 points)

    Yes it will. I have them both running with Mavericks.

  • Cynthia Dorminey Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Did you have to do anything special to make them run correctly?  Reinstall for example?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (27,935 points)

    Well, I only have the .dmg made available by Apple (not the iLife 06 DVD). That .dmg requires an install of iMovie 08 first (since that is what Apple required). So, I install iLife 08, then install the .dmg of iMovie HD, then do whatever updates are available. Since I also have iLife 09 and 11, I install those on top of the 08 (doing updates in between). This process is cumbersome, but it works and I will continue to do it this way because I can't imagine creating a DVD without iMovie HD 06 (and iDVD).

     

    So, I do not know if the install will work with the iLife 06 DVD since I don't have that. But I would try it - at worst you'd get a pop up saying that this copy cannot be installed on this computer..... There have been threads here with people installing iDVD only from iLife 09 or 11 disks, so that works as well (but there is no iMovie HD on that).

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,945 points)

    Check this thread for details about moving iMovie 6 to your new Mac:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5487540?tstart=0

     

    But first do this:

     

    Delete iMovie 11 (just drag it to the trash). Now install iMovie 6.. Update it to iMovie 6.0.3.

     

    Now re-install iMovie 11. This automatically moves iMovie 6 into a folder it creates in your Applications folder called iMovie Previous Version.

     

    Then reinstall iMovie 11.

     

    iMovie 6 works great with iDVD 7.

     

    Now you have them both, and you can have both in the Dock as well.

     

    Another method is to copy the iMovie HD app from an older G4 or G5 Mac application folder and put it directly into the application folder on the Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks Mac, in a new folder you create there, calling it iMovie Previous Version.