Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 6:06 AM (in response to Michael Haffey)
I do not know any way to do it.
I happens with Apple and others. If you do not find the keys you may contact the supplier of the SW.
For some apps (like Aperture) which had been upgraded in the past you may even be asked to give the last key and the key of the original software version.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 6:10 AM (in response to WALTER-MILANO-ITALY)
Aperture is my biggest problem. I bought V2 several years ago and then bought a V3 upgrade when it came out. However I've lost the V2 version box (and hence the key). Feeling very frustrated.
I am prepared if there is no other way to buy another Aperture licence from the App Store. However, when I tried this it said that Aperture was already installed on my system and wouldn't proceed. I am more than a little nervous about de-installing Aperture so that the App Store purchase can go ahead as I have tens of thousands of photographs.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 6:47 AM (in response to Michael Haffey)
Have you tried phoning Apple Support? Your situation is common and Apple can be understanding and reasonable about it. I wouldn't want you to be out $80 unnecessarily.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 9:08 PM (in response to Király)
I did contact Apple.
Over a 20 minute discussion, they talked through the technical side but were NOT supportive. While the individual I spoke to was courteous, the corporate attitude was "if you've lost your software key and receipt, tough".
I would much rather that Migration Assistant prompted you with a warning along the lines of "During migration, your Apple software will be de-registered on the source system".
As it is, I have had to buy a new licence. "My fault" for losing the documentation, but that didn't stop it working on the old system!