Mac Pro with Macbook install software

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  1. skyline r34 macrumors 6502

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    My sister just got a MacBook and she has iLife 09 and on my mac pro I have iLife 08 and when I tryed to install the MacBook iLife 2009 bundle software on my Mac Pro it says I cannot install this disc on this computer? So do I need to do a freash install of Mac OS X Leopard then do the iLife 2009 of the MacBook install disc? Are the Mac Pro and MacBook install disc are all the same?
     
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    The install disks for the MB can only be used for that specific MB model, and not any other Mac.

    So you can't use an installation DVD from an iMac for a Mac Mini.
     
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    You can't use the MacBook disks on your Mac Pro. The software is licensed for a single computer. If you want iLife 2009, you'll need to buy it.
     
  4. brax.j macrumors regular

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    Is it that hard to actually pay for an iLife disc.
     
  5. Roy macrumors 6502

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    He knows there's nothing hard about it other than the hard currency it will cost him. He would just like to get a free copy. Simple economics: Why pay? If you can get it free.:D
     
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    If you have no money, yes.
     
  7. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...it is called respecting the license agreement - more people ought to do it instead of thinking having a disc or a download entitles them to install it everywhere and anywhere...oh yeah!
     
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    He didn't get it free. He paid for it when he bought the other computer. He didn't say if it was going to be used on the computer he bought but if it is not he should be able to install it on one computer. Apple makes sure that he buys another copy and that is not right if he only uses it on one.
     
  9. Roy macrumors 6502

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    You need to read again. He did not pay for iLife 2009. He paid for iLife 2008. If you buy a 2008 car, do you expect to be able to use a 2009 car because you bought a 2008 car?

    He's trying to get a 2009 car by using his sister's 2009 car. The only problem is that his sister will be using it on her computer and he also wants to use the same program on his computer.
     
  10. skyline r34 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a $6500 Mac Pro I can buy a license copy of iLife I just wondering if I can use my sister install disc of iLife 09 on my Mac Pro apparently not
     
  11. JollyRogers macrumors regular

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    THanks for the :D skyline... I had a laugh at that post.
     
  12. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    That's quite an astute observation from Duff Man. :D
     
  13. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Then why did god invent torrents? :p

    <runs and hides>
     
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    ..hahhaahha.....that's great!

    CrackBookPro:cool:
     
  15. brax.j macrumors regular

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    Well you do realize that is against the license the disc that came with your sister's MacBook is for your sister's MacBook. Go buy iLife 09' it's only $79.99 which isn't that bad for a software suite of its caliber.
     
  16. iamcheerful macrumors 6502

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    Actually, Bram Cohen invented BitTorrent. Who "invented" Bram Cohen then? God? Maybe ... ... :p
    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Cohen
     
  17. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Then do. End of story.
     
  18. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    "...I own a Rolls-Royce, so I was just wondering - will my sister's keys to her toyota open my astronomically expensive car???"

    I try to stay out of the BS that goes on in this forum...But that post is priceless!!!

    CrackBookPro:cool:
     
  19. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Hhehehe, Yeah I used the lower case "god" instead of "God" in order to denote the man-god or the collective "god" of/in us. :) We who create are a kind of god ya know. :D
     
  20. poobah macrumors member

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    Nice

    Its that kind of thinking that finally made me put my foot down and stop doing PC repairs for people. They'd want machines restaged, but wouldn't have valid Windows keys, have copies of office that "my bother gave me", ad nauseum. It was nuts.
     

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