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    Imovie issue
    I am fairly new to Mac's and new to this forum. I tried a search but didn't find my problem.
    I have a MBP from 2008 that I picked up used. It has been upgraded to OS 10.5.8 with Office 2008. I do not have the discs from this MBP but do have discs from my daughters MB Black that is OS 10.5.8.
    Now for the problem.
    When I open Imovie to download our vacation videos. I get a popup window telling me that I have (or don't have) some quicktime components. Imovie will then open but I can't import the videos from my camera (Fuji AV100).
    What is my next move.
    Thanks

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    Getting the original discs would be a good thing, as your daughter's discs are useless for you MacBook.

    Which Quicktime components does it tell you are missing?

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    The QuickTime components necessary to view, edit, import, and export several kinds of movies are not installed. These components are included with the iMovie installer; please re-install.

    This is what pops up in the window.
    I have the discs on the way from Apple. But they would put me back to Tiger wouldn't they. Or is that the windows idiot coming out in me.

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    Do you have a Time Machine Backup? That way it shouldnt be a hassle to go back to Tiger, then Leopard, then Snow Leopard

    Or, just try installing Disc 2 (Applications) straight onto your current Snow Leopard install, but i dont remember if it will let you install that older version of iMovie onto 10.6

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    Well my discs came from Apple. I didn't see much much here so I did a time machine backup, inserted disc 1 and opted for the "archive and install" "Bundled software only". I get part way thru disc 2 and it stops (99% thru iWork trial) with an error. I tried it 4-5 times. Now I cant get out of installer. So I started drinking, then went to bed. I had to borrow my daughter's Macbook to do some things this morning ad update this thread.
    Any ideas.

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    Did you record the error?

    To be fair, in your scenario i'd probably "download" iLife '09 and see if a downloaded version installs properly

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