5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2011 6:24 AM by Jerrold Green1
Dick Watson Level 1 (0 points)
So I went to register iWork09--which I purchased preinstalled on my MBA so the only media/packaging I got was the MBA reinstall thumb drive.

The registration page at apple.com wants a "Marketing Part Number" from packing materials. Not sure I have such a thing--certainly have no iWork packing materials.

1) is there any reason at all to register iWork?

2) how would I do it if I wanted to given no MPN available?

MBA 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)
    Hi Dick,

    If I were you, I'd head on back to the place where you purchased the MBA and ask about the iWork purchase. If it was an Apple Store, make a Genius Bar appointment. I've never heard of iWork being delivered on a thumb drive, but I don't know anyone with a MBA. I've heard of three ways of getting iWork: Physical DVD, Serial Number purchased from the Apple Store online, and lastly, the Mac App Store (apps sold separately). If you don't register, iWork will expire after the free trial period is up and you will be able to read iWork docs, but not Save or Print. Is it possible that you just think you purchased iWork preinstalled when in actuality you just got a free trail pre-load?

  • Dick Watson Level 1 (0 points)
    Machine came straight to me from Shanghai after online order direct from Apple with iWork preinstalled. For more on iWork distribution scheme for late 2010 MBAs, read http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4399.
  • Niel Level 10 (298,673 points)
    is there any reason at all to register iWork?

    No. You already have the full version.

    how would I do it if I wanted to given no MPN available?

    You did that when you registered the computer. No separate registration mechanism is available for software bundled with it.

  • Dick Watson Level 1 (0 points)
    I was wondering if registering the computer registered everything from the CTO, but there's no way to tell what I have registered. Thanks for what I needed to know!
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    I'm glad that Niel came along to answer your question and I was able to learn something too.

    I'm curious if the Mac App Store recognizes your iWork pre-installation. Don't be alarmed if it doesn't; it isn't good at correctly finding the status of iLife and iWork installations. Some of us have been trying to keep track of what it finds and does not find.