I can't update iPhoto 9.4.1 to 9.4.3.  Every time I click update, it tells me to sign in to the account I used to purchase it but it was preinstalled.  Please help!!!

I can't update iPhoto 9.4.1 to 9.4.3.  Every time I click update, it tells me to sign in to the account I used to purchase it but it was preinstalled.  Please help!!!

They are updated through the Software Update facility, not the Mac App Store.
Thanks for popping in....
My iLife apps are all from retail install disks predating Lion/ML; I am running 10.8.4 and as soon as I choose Software Update from the menu, the app store 'Updates" window opens with "checking for updates". I believe that behavior (SU being directed to MAS) was changed with ML?

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