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Installing iWork (from disc) to new Mini

534 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2012 12:34 PM by ph47 RSS
ph47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 22, 2012 10:12 AM

I'm trying to install iWork '06 from disc on to my new Mac Mini.  I'm using my old iMac as a shared DVD drive, and the Mini can see it, and can see the iWork disc, but when I click on the disc, I get and error that says, "The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “iWork ’06” can’t be found."


What's the workaround here?  I installed Logic from discs in this way, so I know the process works.  How do I the iWorks to install?


(If Apple would simply let us transfer our retail licenses to the App store, life would be easy.  But no...)

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to ph47)

    You're trying to install iWork '06 on Mountain Lion. It's a very old iWork and it couldn't run correctly on Mountain Lion. I recommend you to purchase iWork '09 in the Mac App Store in order to get a full compatibility with the most recent Mac OS X

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,710 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to ph47)

    ph47 wrote:


    iWork '06 will update fine straightaway to '09 once it is installed.  I just need to get it installed.  Anybody have any useful information or tips?

    Time has value. You will likely expend $60 of your personal time trying to arm wrestle with iWork '06, when you could have invested that sum in newly purchased Pages, Numbers, and Keynote from the App Store. And, for a fraction of the time investment.


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