Moving Pages from old Mac to new

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hwm, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. hwm macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have recently upgraded my old MacBook Pro to a rMBP. I bought iWork 2009 when it came out as an upgrade kit with Snow Leopard and iLife.
    I seem to have lost the original CD now, which is no where to be found.
    I was wondering if there is any way to move the Pages app from my old MacBook to my new one without moving everything else, or alternatively if I can get it activated on the App store so I can download it on my new MacBook.

    If all of that is not possible, has anyone tried to get their licence from an old CD copy activated on the App store (I still have the original receipt)?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. hwm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I resolved the problem after having a rather unpleasant conversation with Apple support who were unwilling to help me:

    I copied these files from my old computer to my new one:

    Macintosh HD:Library:preferences:com.apple.iWork09.Installer.plist
    Macintosh HD:Library:preferences:com.apple.iWork09.plist
    Macintosh HD:Library:Application Support:iWork '09
    Macintosh HD:Applications:iWork '09

    Works absolutely beautiful. Software update started immediately and updated it to the latest version.
    Thanks to KOENIG Yvan on the apple forums (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2426639?start=0&tstart=0)
     

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