3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2013 1:44 AM by léonie
nagol009 Level 1 (5 points)

how do i work around not having original aperature packaging as have iupgraded MBP to 27 Imac try to open and it wants my serial number?

  • léonie Level 10 (90,830 points)

    Does Aperture still run on your original MBP?


    Then you can fid the serial numberin the "About" panel.

    From the main menu bar: "Aperture > About Aperture"


    It will show you the Serial number below the headline "Licenced to"

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    You can use this number for your new iMac.





    Added: If you do not have a running Aperture version on another Mac, contact Apple:


    Pro Application Replacement Serial Numbers:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1861

  • nagol009 Level 1 (5 points)

    thank you perfect solution just about to wipe the MBP think i will wait a while lol

  • léonie Level 10 (90,830 points)

    just about to wipe the MBP think i will wait a while

    That will definitely be better.   Or keep a bootable clone of the current install as a backup, until you are satisfied, that the new mac is working. With a bootable clone you can always sturt up from the external drive, if you find that something did not migrate properly or is incompatible with the newer system, like device drivers for printers, scanner, or plug-ins.