Missing iLife on new powerbook G4???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rentbdg@aol.com, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Rentbdg@aol.com macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2004
    I just recieved my 12'Powerbook yesterday...I turned it on and partitioned the disk...and then reinstalled the software on to one of the partition...Then about 4 hours later, I realized I didn't see iLife anywhere...or any other free sample software Apple promised was going to be on the computer.

    Should I have recieved iLife pre-installed or on a disk..?(I didn't get either.)
    Or how about the free 30 trial or File Maker...and quickbooks, etc....??

    I'm waiting to hear back from Apple Customer Service department....Who knows.
  2. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Did your PB come with a set of System Restore CDs? Perhaps iLife is in one of those disks. If so, you'll have to extract them out.
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    You should have gotten a Restore CD/DVD series with the preinstalled software on it. On my iMac, it is on the same disk that contains the Panther installer. I inserted the restore disc, installed Software Restore, then it automatically ran and asked me which software I wanted restored. After I made my selections (and changed discs if needed), the restore process started. Once it is done restoring, software restore notifies you that it is done, then automatically quits. Your new software will be ready to use (in most cases - the developer tools are restored as an installer package that must be installed separately).
  4. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    There's what happened to your software
  5. dragula53 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2003
    to clarify

    what the other folks are saying...

    you installed panther after repartitioning...

    now you have to do the software restore, which is also on the software dvd's that came with your powerbook.

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