Pre installed software on a MacBook Pro

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  1. mario.MBP2.66 macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a MBP Mid 2010 2.66Ghz Core i7 1TB HDD Matte Finish Display. Which at the time I believe it was there most expensive model. The Pro itself had numerous amounts of software Adobe Master Collection, Final Cut Pro, Logic 9, Reason, Key Note, Pages. And many more "expensive" programs.

    When I bought it and realized it had that much in it

    I remembered only the display models at the Apple store have that many apps.

    So I am now wondering if my mac was actually a MBP that was possibly stolen from the apple store somewhere.

    Or am I just being paranoid? And intact they were purchased legitimately by the seller.
    Which in that case can I transfer the programs to my SSD that I will be upgrading to soon and have them run from my SSD? Any way of getting the Serial Numbers to save for reference?
     
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    In my old version of Photoshop, the serial number is listed in the About window. Put it into Google and see whether it comes up on any piracy sites.

    The seller should have included the install DVDs if the software is licensed, but it sounds like that's not the case!
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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  4. mario.MBP2.66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jessica I ran the serial number and its list a valid purchased with the green check mark. I ran this program called "Mac Product Key Finder" it did font the full serial for adobe master collection but I don't know if that just a serial number floating around the web being pirated. I would like to go to the apple store and verify if the software is legit but I don't know if ill get in trouble if it turns out it pirated or worse the computer turns out to be one of there own display models or just stolen
     
  5. mario.MBP2.66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How for example would I check the adobe master class collection serial that one is the only one I could find right now
     
  6. mario.MBP2.66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I was going through most of the apps until I went through the "FileMaker Pro 11 Advance" on my mac and the "about" tab showed this

    Version 11.0v1 (03-05-2010)
    This Product is Licensed to:
    Mac Users
    apple

    License Key (key serial is displayed)


    So maybe this was an apple display model after all
    I don't know weather I should go to the apple store and let them know because I don't want to get in trouble down the line when information is sent to apple or something
     
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    If you can find the Adobe serial on the web then it was pirated. FileMaker is most definitely just a pirated version too. A lot of warez places will put generic names and companies and distribute stuff like that.

    The guy who sold it to you was just a pirate, haha. Apple would have blacklisted the serial a long time ago if it was stolen. It is afterall a Mid 2010, which has been off shelves since at least 2011. It wouldn't show up as registered either.

    Just make sure the OS is legal, otherwise you're okay. Just delete the apps.
     
  8. jchase2057 macrumors regular

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    Apple once considered themselves pirates. Just sayin'. lol
     

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