iLife '09 installer says I have programs open and won't install

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by madhatmac, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. madhatmac macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi folks,

    I'm trying to install iLife '09 on my Mac (PowerMac G4 dual-1.0GHz MDD, OSX 10.5.8) but the installer comes up with the following message:

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    Please quit the following programs before installing iLife:

    iPhoto
    iMovie
    iMovie
    iMovie
    iMovie HD
    iDVD
    GarageBand
    iWeb

    The installer cannot update programs that are running.


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    I do have iLife 6 installed on my machine, but none of these programs are open, however.

    (It's also weird how it says so many iMovies are open.)

    Has anyone experienced this before and know how to get around it?

    Thank you
     
  2. RedCroissant Suspended

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    #2
    I'm not sure why it's saying that. I've never seen it. But what you could do is delete iLife'06 and then from there install iLife'09.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #3
    This may be a silly question, but have you tried restarting the computer?
     
  4. madhatmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, still the same message on a restart.

    I made a back up of my iLife '06 applications in a zipped folder then deleted the applications - simply trashed them from the applications folder. Then I tried to install iLife '09, but still no luck. The exact same message came up.

    The weird thing is that I then tried to reinstall iLife '06 but a similar warning message comes up:

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    Please quit the following programs before installing iLife:

    iPhoto
    iTunes
    iMovie
    iMovie HD
    iDVD
    GarageBand
    iWeb

    The installer cannot update programs that are running.


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    The warning is very similar but the list of programs is not exactly the same.

    Anyway, completely stumped, I tried to install iLife '09 on another hard drive on the same computer running the same OS and it worked with no problems! This other hard drive also had iLife '06 on it.

    So I can't explain why it didn't install on the first hard drive when the test situations seem to be the same.
     
  5. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Try starting in 'Safe Mode' by holding down the left shift-key when booting.
    Once running, then try the install again.
     
  6. grockk macrumors 6502

    grockk

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    #6
    Can you go to activity monitor and force quit anything that looks like an iLife app?
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    #7
    Try repairing permissions on your hard drive!
     
  8. madhatmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    I repaired permissions and tried a safe boot but still got the same message. Very strange.

    I might not bother spending any more time on it. I can always work from the other hard drive I got it working on (this hard drive is pretty much brand new and only recently had a fresh install of OSX Leopard).

    Thanks for all your help
     

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