7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2013 10:14 PM by laladk
laladk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i have the OS X 10.8.3 version. Was it supposed to come with a CD? my box only had the laptop, charger etc, a little cloth n booklet thing. I want to reinstall garageband because it seems there are a ton of instruments missing. my only problem is, will i be able to reinstall GB after uninstalling it? also how can i uninstall it? thanks


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: macbook pro didnt come with CD
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Since the OS X Lion release, Apple doesn't provide any discs with Macs. If you want to reinstall OS X, you have to use Recovery HD or Internet Recovery > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

     

    Apart from that, now iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand are installed from the App Store, so you just have to uninstall GarageBand, open App Store > Purchases, and download and install GarageBand for free. Probably this won't solve the problem, but this is the way to reinstall an iLife application

  • 2. Re: macbook pro didnt come with CD
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,395 points)

    laladk wrote:

     

    i have the OS X 10.8.3 version. Was it supposed to come with a CD?

     

    Nope. No optical discs have been included with new Macs for over a year and a half. They are no longer necessary.

     

    You can reinstall the version of OS X that shipped with your Mac as often as you want, even if you replace its hard disk with a completely empty one. Whatever you purchased from the App Store, including GarageBand, can also be reinstalled as often as you want, and on as many Macs as you own.

     

    To uninstall anything you purchased from the App Store, drag its icon from the Applications folder (not the Dock) to the Trash.

     

    To reinstall anything you purchased from the App Store, click the Purchases icon in the App Store, and download it.

  • 3. Re: macbook pro didnt come with CD
    laladk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank u for ur reply! but how can i uninstall it? i went to the app store etc but it doesnt give me an option to uninstall

  • 4. Re: macbook pro didnt come with CD
    laladk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi thanks! i have an issue now though. i just uninstalled garageband and went to reinstall it and its charging me!! am i wrong to believe i shouldnt have to pay for it considering it came preinstalled on my laptop when i bought it?? thanks

  • 5. Re: macbook pro didnt come with CD
    laladk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    just an update: i went to purchases this time n it said 'install' so i did, but it didnt mention having to pay, so i assume the only reason it said that before was because i searched for GB and went to the app page etc..?

  • 6. Re: macbook pro didnt come with CD
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,395 points)

    laladk wrote:

     

    just an update: i went to purchases this time n it said 'install' so i did, but it didnt mention having to pay, so i assume the only reason it said that before was because i searched for GB and went to the app page etc..?

     

    Yes. The "Purchases" tab is what you need to use.

  • 7. Re: macbook pro didnt come with CD
    laladk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks so much for ur help!!