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jaritch 01-28-2013 03:47 PM

As a relative newcomer to mac I have a question in regard to software downloaded out-with the App Store. For example I purchased Office for Mac 2011 as a download. Is it possible to make a copy if I needed to reinstall due to a problem with my macbook pro in the future.

I do use time machine. Is this okay or is do I need to do anything else.


Raz0rEdge 01-28-2013 03:50 PM

You should be fine to make a copy of the installer so that you can re-install it from scratch if you need to..

vansmith 01-28-2013 03:55 PM

If you purchased the downloadable version, simply retain the installer on an external medium somewhere (DVD, external flash/hard drive, etc). I've done this in case something happens. In fact, something did happen to me (optical drive broke) so I needed the digital backup to re-install it.

jaritch 01-28-2013 03:59 PM

Thanks Guys
Is the installer the the dmg file that appears when you download? If so I deleted it. However with the example of Office I gave I did pay extra to be able to download again for 3 years. If the installer is the dmg file then I will remember in future when downloading any other paid software. If you could clarify that would be great.

vansmith 01-28-2013 04:00 PM

Yes, the installer is in the DMG file. You will have to re-download it.

jaritch 01-28-2013 04:02 PM

I will do that and bear it in mind in future re back up software. thanks for your quick response.

harryb2448 01-28-2013 06:44 PM

And when Office is up and running go into 'Help' and check for updates. The current version is 14.2.5.

chas_m 01-30-2013 05:54 AM

Titles purchased from the Mac App Store include the right to re-download the software indefinitely at no extra charge.

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