Pre-Installed iWork '09 on NEW 17' MBP but changing HD - HELP?!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amitdoc2b, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    I am pre-ordering the 500gb 7200RPM seagate drive from a website I saw on this forum, and plan to install it on my new 17" unibody MBP.

    I ordered iWork '09 pre-installed on the MBP. I heard I have to re-install the Mac OSX CD once I change the hard drive. So my question is, will i lose the new iWork '09 I paid to have pre-installed for $49.99? Or will they include a iWork '09 CD with serial number in the package?

    I have the same question for iLife '09 which comes pre-installed for free in the new 17" MBP?

  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm sure iWork come on a disk w/ serial number; it would have to.

    iLife '09 will come on the system disks (or, it may be a separate disk included in the box, depending on when it was manufactured).
  3. nicfargo macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2008
    why wouldn't you just use Carbon Clone Copy, or something like that? Make's an exact copy of your you wouldn't have to reinstall anything.
  4. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    How do I do that? Don't you need a hard drive to save that?

  5. Mercellus macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2008
    You've got two options, use a tool such as Carbon Copy Cloner, SuperDuper!, Time Machine, or even Disk Utility to create a back-up of the stock drive.

    Or, you can install iWork '09 once you swap the drive and install Mac OS X and iLife '09 on it (Mac OS X will be on the system software disc (which is DVD 1), and iLife '09 will be on the applications disc (DVD 2), these can be found in the package that ships with your MacBook Pro inside of a little folder labelled "Everything else" along with the users guide labelled "Everything Mac".

    Apple provides the iWork '09 installation disc and serial number in case you ever need to re-install it.
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Your MacBook Pro will come with iWork on a disk, either on the system restore disks or as a separate disk with the restore disks.
  7. iphonematt Guest

    Jul 10, 2007
    iWork '09 will come with it (it did when i ordered iWork '08 with my MBP) but there is no serial with iWork '09. I just picked it up from my Apple store and there was no key which surprised me.

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