installing software

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Annie1525, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Annie1525 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2010
    My apple rep told me that if I get a refurbished macbook pro that I would have to install all the software, but if i bought a new macbook pro the software would be installed. it was conveyed to me that installing the software is a big project.

    i've installed software before w/o any problems. should i be concerned about installing new software and OS on a refurbished product? i thought you just installed the disks and follow the I missing something? is having the software installed that much of a perk? is it worth the $$?
  2. vasanth4u macrumors member


    Jun 29, 2008
    Hi Annie
    What software are we talking about ? is it Operating Disc ?
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    If you need to install the OS, insert the DVD 1, press and hold down "C" during startup to boot from the DVD and follow the instructions (less than ten clicks) and wait half an hour to finish the installation. If you need to install iLife, insert the second DVD and start the iLife installer and follow the instructions (less than ten clicks). That's it. Nothing more to it. Most Mac OS X applications don't even need an installation routine like in Windows. You download the application, either contained in a so-called Disk Image (.dmg) or archived file (.zip, .rar), open/mount the .dmg or extract the .zip/.rar file and drag the inherent application to the Applications folder.

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics
    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3


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