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    Unhappy leopard question - i am dumb!
    i loaded up Leopard last night, and in the process it over wrote everything and lost my "Free" copy of iLife '06 that came preloaded on my iMac (bought it about 4 months ago). it didn't come with a disk to reload iLife when i bought my mac, does this mean i lost the program for good and have to pay for iLife '08 now

    i also lost all my files i had on my computer i.e. personal photos, school papers, programs i downloaded etc... is this normal? did i install it wrong?
    where's the windows button again!?!?

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    There are 3 options when you install. Upgrade, Archive and Install, and Erase and Install.

    I'm guessing you choose Erase and Install, in which case, you lost all your data unless you had a backup.

    To get back iLife, put in the restore discs that came with your computer, and install it from there.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    restore disk? the only disks that came with it was the os tiger disks!?
    where's the windows button again!?!?

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    The gray discs that came with your computer are more than just Tiger discs, they are the restore discs, and hardware test discs.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    oh grrrreat! so i am guessing it prompts me then, i was afraid if i put them in it would try to install tiger again.

    thanks for your help!
    where's the windows button again!?!?

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    Just choose the option to "install bundled software only".
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    IT WORKED! awesome guys, thanks for your help!
    where's the windows button again!?!?

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