Can I reclaim the iWork that came preinstalled on my MBP after a format?

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  1. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Open the App Store app and look in the Purchases tab and you should see the iWorks app there for your to download.
     
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    What happens is when you get a new Mac you need to login to the App Store app and "claim" the apps under your AppleID, then they will always appear under your purchases list with that AppleID. It sounds like perhaps when you got your Mac you never claimed the apps so had to use this work around. Glad you got it sorted out. :)
     
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    Thanks! That's good to know.

    Can I simply copy and paste the Mac App Store versions of iWork apps that I now have tied to my Apple ID (from the Applications folder) onto other Macs in my household?

    There didn't seem to be an installer like there was with iWork 09.
     
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    Nope... it will need to be installed from the App Store on each Mac. No DMG installer since that 09 version you found.
     

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