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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by scraptag, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    So, my hard drive had a hiccup, and the Apple store genius reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled the OS. However, my computer came with Microsoft Office, and he didn't reinstall it. Is there a way to drag it over from my desktop, since I bought them both at the same time, and they had the same software? I don't have a disk to reinstall it.
    btw, I bought the laptop and desktop in 2004, and upgraded to snow leopard a few years ago.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. #2
    What MS Office version do you have on what Mac running what Mac OS X version? I just ask, because Macs released before 2006 cannot run Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, only Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard at the latest, thus I presume you have MS Office 2004.

    You could try Migration Assistant on the Mac with the new OS install and migrate applications from that other Mac.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3
    y'know. I think I'm crazy. We bought them late in 2006, and it was right before the better os came out. I currently have 10.6.8 on my computers. I got the date wrong because I had Office 2004 for mac on them. Sorry...
     
  4. #4
    Okay, then you could still try to use Migration Assistant via an Ethernet connection between the two Macs.

    Migration Assistant / Setup Assistant information:

    PS: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard was released in 10/2007.
     

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