iLife 04 install questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cemorris, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. cemorris macrumors regular

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    I remember that iLife 04 came in two different flavors. One was on a DVD and the other was on a CD. The CD version did not come with iDVD if I remember correctly and was ment for a computer without a DVD drive. My question is, can I install the DVD version of iLife 04 on a computer with a Combo Drive? Or is there some check somewhere that you must have a SuperDrive?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Of course you can. It'll most probably realise you don't have a Superdrive and will skip over iDVD too. :)
     
  3. cemorris thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do remember that it would not let me install the CD version onto my superdrive powerbook. So I was just curious if the opposite was true.

    Thanks for the fast info!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, even if it won't let you directly install iLife, you can use Pacifist to extract the packages and install from there. It's a good way of getting iDVD onto Combodrive Macs. :)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I bought a copy of the DVD version from someone on here and installed it without trouble on an iBook with combo drive. I didn't try to install iDVD, but I'm not even sure you can't do that. I think iDVD will let you create the images, even if you have nothing with which to burn them, won't it? Dunno about that, though. I really just wanted the latest iPhoto....
     
  6. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    As the person above said, you can still install iDVD on a computer with only a combo drive. You can still make an iDVD project and save them. I used to do that with my 12"PB, then save the images on my iPod, take it to my dads G5 tower and burn them, worked perfect.
     

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