Install iLife from MBP disks to iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by m-ac, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. m-ac macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010

    My current MBP I bought new earlier in the year so has both software disks etc.

    Now, I bought an iMac second hand this week and I find the install disks are missing. I have bought a new copy of snow leopard but im wondering if theres a way of installing just the iLife apps from the MBP disks onto my iMac?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. MacKeeperFanMod macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2010
    Well, I'm not sure if it's compatible, but you can simply try - it won't brake anything, I'm certin. There are another problem - maybe licenses don't grant you a right to install software on more that one computer at a time. If you do care about licenses, check them out first.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    You definitely don't have a license to install on another computer, even if you own it.
  4. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    No. Grey restore discs only work with the exact model they came with.
  6. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    No. The discs only work with the Mac that they came with.
  7. m-ac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    Cheers. I found a solution by searching youtube which involves using pacifist. Legally, may be 'wrong' but I dont care in this instance tbh, have spent enough with Apple in the last 2 years to not feel bad :D
  8. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    The iMac comes with iLife so I don't see a problem. O.k. it's going about it in a suspect way to install it, which probably is against licenses etc.

    No doubt some of the MR Morality Police will attempt to strike you down.

    In the future I may be in a similar position. I own iLife 09, I have the box, can I find the Media? no, if I need to reinstall it on my 06' MacBook I'd have to use the media from my 10' Mac Mini.

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