I bought this Mac used about two years ago. I do not remember if it came with a software CD for the OS. If it did, it would take a bit of rummaging to find it so I'm hoping this problem can be solved without the CD. If not, I'm more than happy to look for it. Also, I know for fact it did not come with the Microsoft Office CD. Here's my problem: I was searching for Microsoft Word and could not find the application. I did however find the folder it should be in, which is empty. I have been attempting to clean up old applications and files I no longer use lately and am afraid I might have thrown Microsoft Word in my trash bin and then emptied it. I do have the rest of Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Entourage), just not Word, so I hope that helps. I have not rebooted yet, just in case there's a chance of getting the Word application back. I'm still getting pretty used to switching to my Mac OS from Windows, so pardon me if I have trouble comprehending any given solutions. If you need more details to help me fix this problem, please let me know. I'd be happy to give the appropriate information to find the solution. Thank-you for taking the time to help me resolve this issue.