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how to download ichat on macbook pro ?

MacBook Pro
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    May 30, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to tannermarix33)



    Which version of the OS are you running ?

    There is no download since the update to iChat 2.1 in 2004

    Each version of iChat goes with a version of the OS  (it also has minor updates that come with the OS updates)


    Reinstalling iChat up to the Snow Leopard iChat 5 version is done with the Install disks  (Reinstalling iChat 3 Through 5 in Users Tips tab above)


    As the Install disk may have an earlier version of the OS on it (say for instance you are on Leopard and have updated to OS X 10.5.8 and the Install Disk has version OS X 10.5) you will need to run the COMBO version of the Update to the OS to Update iChat before using it.


    With iChat 6 you have to use the Recovery process to download the OS again. However this will automatically be the latest version.





    8:12 PM      Thursday; May 30, 2013


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously


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