Can I install iWork '09 on my new Mac even though it was on my old one?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PatriotInvasion, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

    PatriotInvasion

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    I just got the new 27" iMac and want to install my copy of iWork '09 on it. Do I need to somehow "deauthorize" it on my old Mac for it to install? It's a single user license so how does Apple regulate it from being installed on multiple Macs?

    Also, if I give my old computer to a family member, can they still have that copy of iWork installed?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    You can still install it fine, but it will be against Apple TOS
     
  3. PatriotInvasion thread starter macrumors 65816

    PatriotInvasion

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    Is there a "right" way to do it? Why don't they just require you to "deauthorize" it on the old computer like you do for iTunes songs?

    I don't want to get in trouble, and Apple should have some process in place for people who buy iWork and get a new Mac at a later date.
     
  4. cromwell64 macrumors regular

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    You would just delete the iwork applications from your old computer and install it on your new one. Apple won't come after you if you don't delete it though, but if you only paid for one license then you are only supposed to be using it on one machine.
     
  5. talmy macrumors 601

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    The Single Use Software License Agreement on the Apple website states
    So you can legally install it on a new computer providing you have removed it from the old computer.
     
  6. PatriotInvasion thread starter macrumors 65816

    PatriotInvasion

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    Got it, thanks. Surprised they don't take more steps to prevent piracy. Doesn't seem like it would be too hard to do.
     
  7. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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    But who wants more restrictions? :p
     

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