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Install Trial - or Wait Until Monday?

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clintbradford Level 3 Level 3 (905 points)
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Jan 8, 2009 10:48 AM
Well, should I wait for my delivery - or go ahead and download and install the Trial iWork '09 that Apple is offering???
17" Matte MBPro 2GB 2.16GHz Seagate 200GB Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.6), OWC, WD, and SmartDisk backup drives.
  • Brian Peat Level 6 Level 6 (18,205 points)
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    Jan 8, 2009 11:30 AM (in response to clintbradford)
    the trial is fine. just validate it with your serial when you get it.
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Jan 8, 2009 11:38 AM (in response to Brian Peat)
    There's no serial. When you get your dvd you have to install it from that.
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  • Brian Peat Level 6 Level 6 (18,205 points)
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    Jan 8, 2009 3:40 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
    uh, unless something major has changed, iwork uses a serial number. If you install the trial, you can then serialize it if you have a number. Simply grab the sheet that comes in the box and enter it in the trial window. That's the whole point of the BUY icon in the trial boot window.
    8 Core MP 5GB ram X1900/MBP 17" 2.33 FCS2/Logic 8, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iWork 09, iLife 08, etc.
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Jan 8, 2009 3:47 PM (in response to Brian Peat)
    uh, unless something major has changed, iwork uses a serial number.


    Yes, it seems to have changed. The DVD does not use a serial number. I guess you haven't seen the various threads which have been discussing this for a while, e.g.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1856358&tstart=0
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  • Brian Peat Level 6 Level 6 (18,205 points)
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    Jan 8, 2009 3:48 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
    Boy is that going to make a mess. Serialize the trial, but don't serialize the boxed copy. Wonderful.
    8 Core MP 5GB ram X1900/MBP 17" 2.33 FCS2/Logic 8, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iWork 09, iLife 08, etc.
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Jan 8, 2009 3:50 PM (in response to Brian Peat)
    Boy is that going to make a mess. Serialize the trial, but don't serialize the boxed copy. Wonderful.


    What kinds of horrible things do you predict will occur?
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  • Brian Peat Level 6 Level 6 (18,205 points)
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    Jan 8, 2009 3:54 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
    it's just annoying to have to reinstall an app you already installed. Though, not that I think about it, Office does the same annoying thing (or did with 2004).

    I wonder what Apple will do when customers call and some have serial numbers, and some don't. THose of you who are buying boxed copies DO NOT LOSE your DVD. This makes me want to just order it online and not get the box, just so I know I can always install it later without finding the DVD.
    8 Core MP 5GB ram X1900/MBP 17" 2.33 FCS2/Logic 8, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iWork 09, iLife 08, etc.
  • Eric Barbosa Calculating status...
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    Jan 8, 2009 4:42 PM (in response to clintbradford)
    I can tell you that this is not limited to Family Packs. I bought the Retail One-License version with a great (sarcasm) $8 student discount and did not receive a serial number in the box.

    I called Apple while attempting to see what happened if I installed it from the DVD. It finished installing and I opened Pages to test it, I registered without a serial number. After I got back from hold with the rep I was talking to, I told him I did not need a serial number, and he told me that that was what he was about to say :P
    MBP 17" 2.33GHz 2GB, iMac Core Duo 17" 1.83GHz 1GB, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iPhone 16GB, iPods: classic 80GB, touch 2G 16GB, shuffle 2G 1GB
  • spile1962 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 8, 2009 6:50 PM (in response to clintbradford)
    I downloaded the trial today, then bought iWork 09 (the key) but the key would not work (I know, use the caps key and not caps lock etc etc). Apple's response was to reimburse me (before I asked) and to tell me to dump my browser cache and try again. The accounts person was not a help desk but did know the problem. I'll wait until Apple is ready for prime time, as I have more important things to do than be their beta tester for the sales process.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Jan 9, 2009 2:53 PM (in response to clintbradford)
    There is no "key" that can be bought from Apple. There's no "key" for iWork '09. What are you talking about?


    There certainly is a buyable key for the downloaded-only version. Only the DVD has no key. This has been covered a number of times here already.

    http://store.apple.com/us/serialsoftware?product=D4831
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  • Brian Peat Level 6 Level 6 (18,205 points)
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    Jan 9, 2009 3:50 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
    Hehe, and you were asking "What kinds of horrible things do you predict will occur?" I'd say people ranting all over the boards is one
    8 Core MP 5GB ram X1900/MBP 17" 2.33 FCS2/Logic 8, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iWork 09, iLife 08, etc.
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