Need Help Installing iWork '09 onto MBA. Problemn with CD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by D0M3NIC, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    After asking to use DVD drive on my PC and getting a confirmation (which takes a long time) on my PC I get a Disk Picture in my Finder on my macbook air. When I click to open the CD, it says the original file of iWork cannot be found. However it is the original because I bought it at the store where I bought my Mac Air at. What is the problem?

    Edit: It is working now, it took like 10 minutes though after i clicked get original, as i only had an alias?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I know it's working now but this is a thought of mine.

    If you bought iWork '09 legally, you can download the trial of it

    http://www.apple.com/iwork/download-trial/


    then at installation, just enter the serial number from the box.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    small problem though,
    there is no serial with the CD version!
     
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    stridemat

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    If its brought legally there is an activation code you have to type in. Im sure I had to anyway???
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    If you download it, there's a serial.
    If you buy on DVD, there's no serial. There use to be when they were first released, but apple got rid of it :D
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    That doesn't make any sense. but I trust you. well good luck I don't know what to say.
     
  7. macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I'm sure Apple assumes the average Joe/Jane who buys the physical media isn't going to send it offer to a dozen people.

    Besides it's all about a seemless experience right? So no key means no hassle or activations.
     

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