Reformatting Mac OS X - - iLife Included?

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  1. zimbeck macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I'm about to reformat my Macbook Pro and reinstall Mac OS X Leopard onto the laptop. I want to make sure that when I reformat the hard drive, apps such as iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband, etc etc will still be available.

    Here's where I am:
    When I get to the "Select a Destination" Where I want to install Mac OS X window, I select the hard drive I'm about to format. I click options and choose "Erase and Install" and formatting disk as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". I click continue and before I hit the Install button, I thought to look at the Customize window to see what is going to install by default.

    This is what is selected by default:
    Essential System Software, Printer Drivers, Additional Fonts, Language Translations, X11, and Bundled Applications. In the Bundled Applications check box, there is no check mark, instead there is a minus symbol. The only 'bundled application' that will automatically install is "CPU Help Files." The iWeb, GarageBand, iDVD, iPhoto, and iMovie are grayed out and without any check marks.

    I have two Mac OS X Installation Discs (Disc 1 and Disc 2). Is there another CD that I'm missing or will those apps be included in Disc 2? I want to make sure I'll still have those apps. Thank you in advance!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    iLife is on the second grey Restore DVD.

    After the Mac OS X installation is finished, put the Disc 2 into the Superdrive and run the installer.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Disc 1 = OS X
    Disc 2 = iLife

    So yes, you can install iLife from the second disc (it says Application disc on it)
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    When it says "erase", it means "erase". It will wipe the hard drive completely. iLife is not part of OS X, so if you are just installing OS X, iLife will not be there. If you are doing a software restore using the discs that came with your computer, then you'll have iLife by the time it's done.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The default is to reinstall iLife on the bundled DVDs with your Mac.
     
  6. zimbeck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Pardon my paranoia - I just want to make sure this is done right!

    Spinnerlys/Hellhammer - Neither of the Discs say 'Restore DVD' on them. (I'l assume since they're reinstall DVDs they are referred to restore DVDs). This is the only information they provide:

    MacBook Pro
    Disc 1: Mac OS X Install Disc 1
    Mac OS version 10.5.2
    AHT version 3A136
    Disc version 1.1
    2Z691-6199-A
    Disc 2: Mac OS X Install Disc 2
    Disc version 1.0
    2Z691-6195-A

    Both also mention 'This software is part of a hardware bundle purchase - not to be sold separately.' Hopefully that means it'll come with iLife.




    Notes:::
    Putting Disc 1 has these options: Install Mac OS X and Bundled Software (which I originally chose which led me to this forum), Install Bundled Software Only, Optional Installs folder, and Instructions folder.
    If I follow through with Install Bundled Software only, and click Customize, the only thing check marked is CPU Help Files. Again, iWeb, GarageBand, iDVD, iPhoto, and iMovie are grayed out.


    I just popped in Disc 2 and the only icons in there were: "Installing Mac OS X and Applications" (a text file) and a Xcode Tools folder.

    Thanks a lot guys!!!
     
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    I currently don't have a Restore DVD handy, but iLife is normally included on Disc 2.
    Is there no other installer application on there?
    And what does the text file have to say?
     
  8. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    They're probably greyed out because you already have them installed.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    See my attachments. Those are the two discs that came with my Mac. When I insert the Application Install DVD, I get those two options (Ohjeet = Instructions)
     

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  10. zimbeck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here are screen shots of what I see when I pop in Disc 1 and 2 and what my Discs LOOK like. My 2nd Disc does NOT have an Applications logo on it.
     

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    Looks like it has changed, iLife is now in the disc #1. As you can see it says "install bundled software only", double click that and it should install iLife.
     
  12. zimbeck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As what PurrBall mentioned earlier, do you think those Apps are grayed out because they're already installed? Ahh! I just want to make sure I don't have to purchase iLife... When I bought my Macbook Pro at the Apple Store it had already had iLife built into it.
     
  13. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Yours are from 2008 and Hellhammers are from 2009. Check before reformat that ilife 09 is on it just to be safe.
     
  14. Mal macrumors 603

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    Hellhammer, you have a newer machine. Apple switched about 1 1/2-2 years ago to a Mac OS X disk and an Applications disk for the restore disks. Prior to that, they were simply labelled Mac OS X Install Disk 1 and Mac OS X Install Disk 2, but the content was almost the same. The main difference is that using the disks like zimbeck has, the whole install is one step, whereas with yours, you would have to install the OS, then go back and use the Application's disk to install iLife.

    So, for zimbeck's original question, yes, those disks contain iLife, and will install it on the computer as part of the Erase and Install process. iLife is technically contained on the second disk, but all the installers are launched from the first initially, and it will simply ask you for the second disk when you need it. I've used those exact set of disks on a number of occasions, without any problems.

    jW
     
  15. zimbeck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Frosties

    How can I determine whether iLife is included on the CD then? Here's the screen shot if I were to pop in Disc 1 and open "Install Bundled Software Only"

    If I were to open "Install Mac OS X and Bundled Software" I would see the Bundled Applications (which you can see in the screen shot) and also see Essential System Software, Printer Drivers, Additional Fonts, Language Translations, X11 options available.
     

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  16. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Try browsing the disc in the finder for individual files or you can just give apple support a quick call and give them the number code for the disc's printed on them and they will tell you over the phone what versions is on it.
     
  17. Nermal Moderator

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    The iLife apps can be seen in your screenshot (iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, iWeb and GarageBand).
     

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