iMac CPU Drop-in DVD?!?!?!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LadderGoat, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. LadderGoat macrumors member

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    hi I got an iMac for christmas and it didn't have iLife '11 installed but it had an iLife CPU Drop-in DVD but because this is my first iMac I don't know what to do with it or even what it is all I know is that this DVD has the iLife '11 logo on it.

    Any tips or help will be appreciated?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Use it to install iLife '11.

    They didn't have time to open the machine and install, so they added the disc to the box.
     
  3. LadderGoat thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the quick reply will it be easy to do
    P.S. I have 2 copies but i think that is a mistake because i have 2 copies of the little fingertips aswell.
     
  4. Voina macrumors newbie

    Voina

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    I still need help with this!

    I got the Drop-in DVD as well with the 17-inch MB Pro I got today. It just spins a while and then spits it out without saying anything.

    I don't recall seeing a Drop-in DVD before (been with Apple/Mac since 1987)...

    I also have (because I already bought it) iLife 11 retail. It won't install either.

    CRUD! I'm thinking it's the drive!

    Any ideas??? (The Apple store is over an hour away, and it snowed today.... so I can't get out to go there for days.)

    V.
     
  5. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to sound ignorant, but what do you guys mean by "drop in" DVD?
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    It's literally dropped into the box. When iLife, OS X etc is updated, Apple opens existing unsold computer boxes and adds the extra DVD so that the customer can install the latest software.
     
  7. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I understand. Thanks for the explanation. Is the problem the fact that it doesn't work? Or what is the problem with having the DVD in the box. Sorry to sound like an ignoramus, I've just never heard of this before. :eek:
     
  8. froll macrumors member

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    I too got this when I bought an iMAC for my daughter and installed it without a problem. It would appear that this "drop-in DVD" can be installed on other macs
     

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