New iMac, original copy of iWork, not working right...

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  1. dpaanlka
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    dpaanlka

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    I installed an original 2009 copy of iWork on a disc onto a new iMac that has Mountain Lion. I enter the activation number on my admin account and it runs and everything okay. But every other user, it presents the screen to "buy or try" again, asking for a serial number. It's like it's not activating for everybody, only the user from which I installed it. It did this on both a new iMac and a brand new Mac Mini.

    What might be going on here?
     
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    dpaanlka

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    Sadly, that doesn't seem to solve the problem. Also, keep in mind this is also a new installation on brand-new machines.
     
  3. RUGERMAN
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    Brand new machine? Call Apple phone support, you paid for it.
     
  4. JediMeister
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    Out of curiosity did you update the iWork suite after installing?
     
  5. G4DP
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    There is no software code for iWork 09, it should automatically register with Apple when you first open Pages or Numbers.

    A possible alternative -

    When you have installed them on your admin account.

    Go to Applications > iWork 09 > Pages, right click and choose get info. Go down to the Sharing and Permissions, fiddle with these settings.

    I can't actually say if this works as only I use my machine.
     

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