Lost Office X! Can I copy from My AppleDrive to disK?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by WhiteKnuckles, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. WhiteKnuckles macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2004
    Inside a mac
    Hey, I have an ibook 800 G3 Just purchased and am installing a fresh OS X and noticed the ibook has Office X. Can I copy the program to a disk and reinstall off that disk? it may sound strange but im a former pc'r so bare with me!!
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    If it's the Office "Test Drive" then I wouldn't even worry about it.

    Can you burn the Office folder to disk straight out of the Applications folder? Yes. Unlike Windows, apps on Mac OS are pretty much self-contained. No dll, no registry.

    Is this legally permitted? You figure that out and do what you think is right.
  3. WhiteKnuckles thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2004
    Inside a mac
    I got the file to disk copy but i can not burn it any directions?

    Image name: MS Office X.dmg
    Image Format: UDIF read only

    What does it all mean???
  4. Bluefusion macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2003
    New York, NY
    Making a backup of software that comes with your computer is completely legal, however I don't see how you would end up with a full version of Office.

    Check to make sure it's not the Office X Test Drive (which is a 30-day demo)

    Then, insert a blank CD, tell it to Open in Finder, and drag the Office X folder from your Finder window to the disc icon you see on the desktop. Hit "Burn" on the File menu, and you're done. It's that easy.

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