3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2009 4:28 PM by Kappy
Ashland1381 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a mac mini ppc and now have a new MB, how do I move Iwork08 to the new MB.
I know I can only use it on one computer and I have the install disk and serial number.
Do I delete the Mini installed by dragging the app to the trash, then reinstall on the new MB ?


Mac Mini - PowerPC, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (263,095 points)
    Reinstall it on your new computer. Uninstall it on the old one:

    Uninstalling Software: The Basics

    Most OS X applications are completely self-contained "packages" that can be uninstalled by simply dragging the application to the Trash. Applications may create preference files that are stored in the /Home/Library/Preferences/ folder. Although they do nothing once you delete the associated application, they do take up some disk space. If you want you can look for them in the above location and delete them, too.

    Some applications may install an uninstaller program that can be used to remove the application. In some cases the uninstaller may be part of the application's installer, and is invoked by clicking on a Customize button that will appear during the install process.

    Some applications may install components in the /Home/Library/Applications Support/ folder. You can also check there to see if the application has created a folder. You can also delete the folder that's in the Applications Support folder. Again, they don't do anything but take up disk space once the application is trashed.

    Some applications may install a startupitem or a Log In item. Startupitems are usually installed in the /Library/StartupItems/ folder and less often in the /Home/Library/StartupItems/ folder. Log In Items are set in the Accounts preferences. Open System Preferences, click on the Accounts icon, then click on the LogIn Items tab. Locate the item in the list for the application you want to remove and click on the "-" button to delete it from the list.

    If an application installs any other files the best way to track them down is to do a Finder search using the application name or the developer name as the search term. Unfortunately Spotlight will not look in certain folders by default. You can modify Spotlight's behavior or use a third-party search utility, Easy Find, instead. Download Easy Find at VersionTracker or MacUpdate.

    Some applications install a receipt in the /Library/Receipts/ folder. Usually with the same name as the program or the developer. The item generally has a ".pkg" extension. Be sure you also delete this item as some programs use it to determine if it's already installed.

    There are also several shareware utilities that can uninstall applications:
    Spring Cleaning

    Look for them at VersionTracker or MacUpdate.

    For more information visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on removing software.
  • Ashland1381 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, Can I then register with Apple on the MB ?
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (263,095 points)
    Sure, but if you are already registered there's no need to do it again. Only the software is registered, not the computer on which it's installed.