Using an iDisk that is not your own...
Posted on 2006-10-28
The problem started when I purchased a Mac over the web. Being fairly naive in the ways of the Mac, I didn't realize how important the install disks were. I got the Mac, and most of the programs I wanted weren't installed. Especially iMovie.
I have a friend with a G5, so I borrowed his install disks to try and grab the programs that should have come with the computer I purchased. (although technically a don't do, I think I was in the right here... the ethics are a little twisty here)
It refused me. Mine is only a G4, and the OSX versions are different. I'm running 10.4.8. The disks are 10.3.7.
It won't install his OSX version, and it won't install his Bundled Programs. Right back to square one.
Short of buying a new computer or an iDisk identical to my system, what can I do? As I said, this is my first Mac, and while I've been relatively happy with the ease it's been able to work with graphics, so far the experience is not turning me into a true beleiver.
Easy points, if you want them... This may not be a really hard question, but it is URGENT to me!!