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

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    #1
    Hi

    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

    MacKeeperFanMod

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    #2
    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

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Location:
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    #3
    You definitely don't have a license to install on another computer, even if you own it.
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #5
    No. Grey restore discs only work with the exact model they came with.
     
  6. celticpride678

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #6
    No. The discs only work with the Mac that they came with.
     
  7. m-ac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    #7
    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

    Kebabselector

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    #8
    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.
     

Share This Page