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

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    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?

    THANKS!!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    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

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    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

    Ashka

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    iWork'09 discs self register so no need for licence numbers. :cool:
     

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