So do I have to install the CDs that came with my Macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by becky280, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. becky280 macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    This is confusing. My 13 inch aluminum macbook comes with a CD called Mac OS X Install and Applications Install DVD. Aren't these things already on my computer? Do I have to install them or not?

    Also, I have iWork but I've already installed it on one computer. However, I had to return that one after a few days because the computer dude said the hard-drive was shot. Will iWork install a second time on a new computer?

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    The install disks come as a courtesy for you to reinstall as necessary
    No need to use them now

    Yes, iWork will install again on your new computer

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. barcafan1990 macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    No those discs are if you ever need to take your mac into an apple store and they need to reinstall Leopard onto the computer in the case of a fatal error. SO MAKE SURE YOU SAVE YOUR DISCS IN A SAFE PLACE....I lost mine and so im hoping i never need them.

    iWork should still install on your new computer if you have the serial number for it. If not I would go back to the apple store and tell them your situation. Theyll know what to do.`
  4. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    iWork'09 discs self register so no need for licence numbers. :cool:

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