6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2012 9:05 PM by alwayslostandconfused
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I used to have another mac that had a cd/dvd drive, but it died. I now have Macbook Air and when I installed Mountail Lion is lost iWorks; I purchased the cd and have the license and all those #s etc. Am I totally out of luck?

MacBook Air (11-INCH, MID 2011), OS X Mountain Lion
Solved by alwayslostandconfused on Aug 31, 2012 7:24 PM Solved

Thanks Peggy, I think I'm going to have to go to the Apple store, the trial is no longer being offered, I have a flash drive but that's pointless there is no way I can use  my pc's drive and then use migration assistant?

Reply by Peggy on Aug 31, 2012 7:20 PM Helpful

Do you know of anyone whose Mac you can "borrow" briefly or, perhaps, an external optical drive? You could then make a disk image of the CD/DVD using Disk Utility & copy that to a flash drive. If you live close enough to an Apple Store you could make a Genius Bar appointment & I'm sure they could help you.


iWork '09 on the CD/DVD in the retail box does not require a serial number. Only licensing the downloaded trial requires a serial number & it is only one number that licenses all three apps.



Reply by alwayslostandconfused on Aug 31, 2012 7:25 PM Helpful

Someone else sent me a link to do it as is, but it's making my head spin.

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