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    Hello people,

    I have bought last Friday my MacBook pro 17''.
    I have two problems.
    1) I cannot find anywhere the activation key (16digits) Where on earth is it?
    I am trying to make registration!!!!!
    2) Inside the box there is a small black box with the instructions, cds etc. I am missing one cd although I have the cover of it and there is a sticker on it that says "not for resale". Does anybody knows what cd was in there?

    I am really *CRAVING FOR ICE CREAM* of with the resseler!!!

    Please if you can help me

    Thank you so much,
    Alice (Greece)

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    1) Activation key for what? Mac OSX has no activation key and none is required.


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    MacHeadCase
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    Welcome to Mac-Forums, ranol.

    If you mean the serial number to register your Mac at Apple, click on the blue Apple logo in the menubar and select About this Mac from the drop-down menu and click on the More Info... button. It should be listed in Hardware.



    Edited to add:

    About the missing CD or DVD, give Apple Care a call.

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    I'm wondering if she bought it used???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranol View Post
    Hello people,

    I have bought last Friday my MacBook pro 17''.
    I have two problems.
    1) I cannot find anywhere the activation key (16digits) Where on earth is it?
    I am trying to make registration!!!!!
    2) Inside the box there is a small black box with the instructions, cds etc. I am missing one cd although I have the cover of it and there is a sticker on it that says "not for resale". Does anybody knows what cd was in there?

    I am really *CRAVING FOR ICE CREAM* of with the resseler!!!

    Please if you can help me

    Thank you so much,
    Alice (Greece)
    If you mean the serial number for iWork or Microsoft Office, there is none.

    Apple only includes a demo of those apps, you'll need to buy them if you want to continue using them after 30 days.

    None of the other stuff needs a serial number.

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    MacHeadCase
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    Well I think we pretty much covered all the different serial numbers on a new Mac.

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    thank you so much for your replies!!
    I was talking about the activation key when you want to register your mac at apple!!!!

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    MacHeadCase
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    That's known as a serial number in the Mac world.

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    I did what you told me about the hardware etc but I don't need the serial number but the activation key that it is inside the box in a label.
    However, none of you have done this before?
    Register your mac at Apple?

    My mac is not used it is brand new!!! (I hope!!!)

    Stupid resellers in Greece!!!

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    MacHeadCase
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    I have registered my Mac on each occasion I have bought one and it is called a serial number over here. See the screenie below?
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    Macs do not use activation. I have registered every Mac in my house which is a lot of them. It's wanted the Serial Number.

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    Thank you guys! I just made the registration!!!
    I don't really know how to explain the previous registration but there must be an activation key.

    Anyway!!! Thank you all so much for the replies!
    You are great!

    Regards,
    Alice

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    OK...all's well that ends well!


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