Mac OS forum

General discussion

iLife on New Macs

by meg.howard / February 20, 2008 9:47 AM PST

I just bought a new Macbook with Leopard. This Macbook came with iLife installed on it. I wanted to know if I did an erase and install with the two Leopard install disks (that came with the Macbook) on this Macbook, would iLife install back onto it as well with the bundled software? I took a look at the install disks and it doesn't say what the bundled software is. It just comes up as "bundled software". Is iLife on the Leopard install disks that came with my Macbook? Or was it put onto the Macbook with no backup whatsoever? I have been told that there is no backup for iLife in new Macbooks that have it installed already but I'm confused as to why Apple would put iLife in their Macbooks but not give any backup disk for it.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: iLife on New Macs
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: iLife on New Macs
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by Perezbleu / February 20, 2008 10:08 AM PST
In reply to: iLife on New Macs
Collapse -
Yes, there is a backup on the restore disks
by tleMega / February 20, 2008 12:01 PM PST
In reply to: iLife on New Macs

like the previous poster has mentioned, everything pre-installed on that MacBook should be stored on those disks. You can also choose what you want to install too.
Why would you want to erase the hard drive's contents if you just got the MacBook?


Collapse -
by meg.howard / February 21, 2008 8:47 AM PST

I noticed that there was no information for iLife on the restore disks and I usually like to erase and reinstall every year or so because I download a lot and I didn't want to have to buy it again. Thanks for the help!

Collapse -
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 21, 2008 9:26 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks!

You will find iLife inside the package marked Bundled Software, should you need to install it without doing an Erase and Install.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.