Returning Mac, what happens to iWork 09?

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  1. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Ok so I might return my Mac Mini to Amazon.com and buy a 2.26 Mac Mini or an iMac. So I have iWork 09 installed and I don't know what will happen exactly. Do I have to buy iWork 09 again to install on my new Mac? Will apple somehow transfer it to my new Mac? I really don't know please help. Oh, and does Amazon.com refurbish the Mac Mini I return so my files are not on it anymore or do they send it to Apple to refurbish it?
     
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    Just use your disc to install on your new computer.
     
  3. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So I can reinstall it on my new Mac, because I thought it is only single license.
     
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    It is, you can delete it off the computer you are returning and use your license on your new computer. ;)
     
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    Ok so what I do is uninstall it on my current mac mini and install it on my new mac using a license? Where can I find my license?
     
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    The "license" is the physical DVD that it comes on, there is no serial number to enter or anything like that. :)
     
  7. Peace macrumors P6

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    I believe there is a serial number for iWork.
     
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    Can't anyone then just install iWork on other computers using the license or do you have to uninstall it first on the Mac with iWork?
     
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    Really? Is it just printed on the box? :confused:
     
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    I'm assuming it is. I got the trial version then bought the download and it had a serial number assigned to it so I'd guess the physical DVD sleeve would have one also.
     
  11. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    iWork'09
    If you downloaded the 30 day trial you could then buy a licence number from Apple. You would obviously save the downloaded dmg file and licence number to reinstall.
    If you purchased the iWork'09 disc the licence number is included and entered when you install.
    Both could be checked when using software update I suppose.

    Remove iWork'09 before taking the computer back so you can reinstall it on to the new one with a clear conscience..
     
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    So even though the iWork 09 copy I bought is the Single-License version, I am still able to install it on a new/different Mac?
     
  13. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Correct
     
  14. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thanks.
     
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    Does anyone know what Amazon.com does with their returned computers? Will they remove all personal details and refurbish it or send it to Apple to refurbish it?
     
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    I would never count on someone else to wipe my personal data. I would feel better doing it myself. ;)
     

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