Installing iWork09 after trying out iWork09Trial

This was not as simple as I first thought. The thing was that I had installed the iWorkTrial first and used it a couple of days to see if it was to my liking, and it was, so I bought the family pack. Now the trial version needs a serial number to become a full version and the family pack does not come with a serial number.

I first thought that if I installed the family pack iWork everything should med fine. This was far from the truth. Every time I started one of the programs (Pages, Numbers or  Keynote) it asked for a serial number (just as the trial version). I googled a bit and it seems that you need to remove the old iWorkTrial09 first. Just removing it from the Applications folder is not enough. Here is what I did:

  1. Move the /Application/iWorkTrial09 to the Trash
  2. Move the /Library/Application Support/iWork09 to Trash
  3. Move,, from /Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences to Trash
  4. Move all iWork, Pages, Keynote, Numbers pkg files from /Library/Recipies to Trash
  5. **** IMPORTANT **** Empty the trash!!!!
  6. Now install the full version from the family pack DVD

This worked for me. Hope it works for you too!

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