Need Help Installing iWork '09 onto MBA. Problemn with CD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by D0M3NIC, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. D0M3NIC macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    After asking to use DVD drive on my PC and getting a confirmation (which takes a long time) on my PC I get a Disk Picture in my Finder on my macbook air. When I click to open the CD, it says the original file of iWork cannot be found. However it is the original because I bought it at the store where I bought my Mac Air at. What is the problem?

    Edit: It is working now, it took like 10 minutes though after i clicked get original, as i only had an alias?
  2. adamjackson macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    I know it's working now but this is a thought of mine.

    If you bought iWork '09 legally, you can download the trial of it

    then at installation, just enter the serial number from the box.
  3. tooz macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2009
    small problem though,
    there is no serial with the CD version!
  4. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    If its brought legally there is an activation code you have to type in. Im sure I had to anyway???
  5. tooz macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2009
    If you download it, there's a serial.
    If you buy on DVD, there's no serial. There use to be when they were first released, but apple got rid of it :D
  6. adamjackson macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    That doesn't make any sense. but I trust you. well good luck I don't know what to say.
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I'm sure Apple assumes the average Joe/Jane who buys the physical media isn't going to send it offer to a dozen people.

    Besides it's all about a seemless experience right? So no key means no hassle or activations.

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