Lose software when changing HD?

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  1. nyjets19 macrumors newbie

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    If I order iWork preinstalled, will I lose it when I switch hard drives, or will iWork be on the Leopard OSx install disk still when I install it onto the new hard drive?
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    iWork isn't on the OS X discs, iLife is. You would need to call up AppleCare or Sales support for a new key to reinstall iWork on your new HDD.
     
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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    iWork is on the OS X installer discs with new hardware.
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper will prevent this problem if you have an external drive or enclosure.
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Not that I'm aware of. Didn't come with mine, only iLife does.

    From the Apple website:

    Included software

    Mac OS X Leopard + iLife
    Every Mac comes with the world’s most advanced operating system, as well as iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb so you can do more with your photos, movies, and music.


    And Yes it is free. You already purchased it so there would be no need to purchase it again. You can download the trial version and register with the same key (assuming they gave you a key via e-mail.) If it doesn't work, then a call in to Apple will be required to re-register your iWork suite.
     
  7. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Before you exchange the drive, use SuperDuper on the existing one and create a backup image on to another drive/disc. This way you won't lose any software, settings or preferences.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    If you get iWork BTO with a new Mac, it comes on its own disk. It is not on either of the two restore disks included with every Mac.
     
  9. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Thank you for verifying TS.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What about the iWork trial?
     
  11. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    iWork trial is a download.
     

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