Thursday, January 29, 2009

How to install iWork 09 on Mac OS X 10.5.5

iWork 09 requires Mac OS X 10.5.6, but I want to install it in my 10.5.5 machine and don't want to upgrade Mac OS

Here are the steps

(1) download iWork 09 Trial from Apple

(2) Use Disk Utility to convert the iWork09Trial.dmg into a read-write image file say iWork09.dmg

(3) Mount the newly created read-write image iWork09.dmg

(4) Use Terminal to enter the command

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cd /Volumes/iWork\ \'09\ Trial\ Install\ DVD/Packages/iWork09Trial.mpkg/Contents/

vi iWorkTrial.dist

and change this

if (-1 == system.compareVersions(system.version.ProductVersion, '10.5.6'))


if (-1 == system.compareVersions(system.version.ProductVersion, '10.5.5'))

(5) Start the Installation from the mounted image

(6) After Installation completed

(7) Use Terminal to enter the command
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sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ InstallMode -string 'Retail'

(8) Then start any iWork 09 application, it will ask you to register, click register later

(9) It will ask you three times after you close and then open any iWork 09 app, then the option of "never register" will appear. Proceed to click never register.

(10) In case you did not do step (7), it will ask you for the serial number, enter this



Anonymous said...

thanks for that. I wonder if it would work with Ilife...

Anonymous said...

does not work in snow leopard fyi it ends your trail instantly and prompts for a valid serial key