Use the disks that came with your old MacBook to reinstall iPhoto on the refurbished MacBook. It may look like one of these which are separate disks for installed software:
If you don't have those disks you can purchase a copy of the iLife 09 disc from a 3rd party retailer like
Thank you. I should have that disc around here somewhere.
I was able to view them through Preview, so there has to be a way around it. I know I have an Aperture. It was installed on the other computer, too. I just used iPhoto as my default. Do you think it would be worth putting Aperture on the new computer? Would I be able to view the pictures from the iPhoto Library folder?
If your iPhoto and Aperture versions are the latest Aperture can use your iPhoto library as if it were one of it's own. If Aperture is an older version you'll have to create your own Aperture library and import photos from your iPhoto library. Be sure to make a backup of you iPhoto library before proceeding just in case.