Shareware, Reinstalling?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SgtDuty, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. SgtDuty macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    I have recently found out I need to send I MacBook Pro to Apple to repair the logic board and graphics card. I have, and are planning on buying several pieces of software in the near future, possibly before I send the computer to Apple's repair warehouse/sites. If for some reason the hard drive was damaged, or needed to be repaired and the data was erased, could I use Time Machine, or re-enter the activation codes for the software? Or does this vary by developer? Thanks.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    It'll depend on the activation system used, but all the shareware style software I have will allow the re-entering if serial numbers/activation codes. I'd ensure you have a full backup before giving it to Apple: they often wipe drives as part of their troubleshooting procedure.

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