Acitvity monitor and .pkg files

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  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

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    I recently reinstalled my OS, and now I dont have any programs in the utilities folder, and when i try opening a .pkg file, it says "please choose application"
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You need the "Installer" utility. It is on Disc 1 of the Mac OS Install DVD's.
     
  3. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Oh, sorry.

    The .pkg files contain programs but the they are only files, they need the installer program to open them. So you get the Installer program on your computer, and then you'll be able to double click the .pkg's and they'll run. Just like you need MS Word to open a .doc file.
     
  5. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    can you IM me and walk me through this? my screename (aim) is derajfast

    when i insert the disc, i open it, and then click install bundled software only

    but i tihnk its a .pkg file, so i dont have the program to install that
     
  6. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok well i my external drive bootable....so i copied the installer and disk utility from that user/apps/utils and put it on my internals one, but activity monitor wont work......and i dont see where i can add all those utilities

    these are the options i get when i click on "install bundled software only"
     

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