2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 7:50 PM by baltwo
williamfrommenomonee falls Level 1 Level 1

Apple informed me that the 1TB hard drive on my 27" iMac (late 2009 OS X 10.6.1) must be replaced. The question I have is, how do I reinstall software purchased on disk in 2009. Specificaly iWORK 08 and Microsoft Offivce 2008 for Mac? Both software packages have multi character license numbers that can not be entered twice.

My iMac is currently running OS X 10.8.2

Current installed is iWORK 09 numbers version 2.2 (do not have disks for this version.)

Current installed is Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac, Version 12.3.3 (120411), Latest installed update 12.3.3

Solved by mende1 on Nov 16, 2012 10:41 AM Solved

If you have a Time Machine backup, press Command and R keys on boot and restore your Time Machine backup, and you'll have your iMac as you left it before taking it to an Apple Store

Reply by baltwo on Nov 16, 2012 7:50 PM Helpful

Better is to put a bootable backup/clone onto an ext FWHD, ensure that it boots the machine and works like the original. Then, wipe the current internal one, reformat and zero out data. and get the HD replaced. When the machine comes back or if you get it done onsite, boot the machine with the clone, erase and reformat the new HD, and restore the clone. IMO, depending on a TM backup without going through the drill of restoring it to ensure that it works is only asking for trouble.

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  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
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    If you have a Time Machine backup, press Command and R keys on boot and restore your Time Machine backup, and you'll have your iMac as you left it before taking it to an Apple Store

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    Better is to put a bootable backup/clone onto an ext FWHD, ensure that it boots the machine and works like the original. Then, wipe the current internal one, reformat and zero out data. and get the HD replaced. When the machine comes back or if you get it done onsite, boot the machine with the clone, erase and reformat the new HD, and restore the clone. IMO, depending on a TM backup without going through the drill of restoring it to ensure that it works is only asking for trouble.