: erm..most likely a stupid question..
Nov 10th, 2003, 09:26 PM
Well I'm trying to run world book 2003 on my new iBook. So i pop the CD in and it says worldbook is already installed so i just have to look it up in my applications folder...well it's not there. So I click open world book folder...or launch worldbook..and it says it must have been ddeleted from my hardrive and i should reinstall. So I'm clicking stuff all over the world book CD trying to figure out how this gets accomplished. Any help? :D :S lol it sucks to be mac'tarded. tongue.gif
Nov 10th, 2003, 10:04 PM
Have you just tried to run the installer again? And remember the only stupid question is... How do I switch to Windoze?
Nov 10th, 2003, 10:07 PM
lol...I can't find the installer. When i put the CD in it says Welcome to world book! and says launch world book, open world book folder, and some folder at the bottom which i assume to be the media contents. But I can;t find the installer. (launch worldbook just causes it to say it's been deleted from my computer and i should reinstall) tongue.gif
Nov 10th, 2003, 11:30 PM
Yeah, this one's a puzzler the first time you come across it... the World Book installer is on the Software Install / Software Restore CDs that came with your Mac.
The World Book CD is just the supporting media, nothing else in there. Took me a while to figure that one out!
Nov 11th, 2003, 08:07 AM
I don't know about the iBook, but my friend's flat-panel iMac 800 came with an "Applications" CD that includes:
- Acrobat Reader 5.0
- Demios Rising
- Earthlink for OS X
- FAXstf X 10.0.2
- Otto Matic
- PCalc 2
- Quicken 2002 Deluxe
....you sure you've found all of your original CDs?
Nov 11th, 2003, 09:14 AM
A quick search of Apple support turned up this:
World Book (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25411)
Hope that helps
Nov 11th, 2003, 09:45 AM
I have had like 4 ibooks in the last 6 months and none of them came with separate installers for appleworks etc...they all came with worldbook in a cd..but appleworks is supposed to get installed when you do a whole system install...it did on my ibook 800? is there a difference in cd's from the 800 to 900? and no my dad bought a new ibook 900 like Felicia..and the right amount of cd's are in there..don't know what to do now...Mark
Nov 11th, 2003, 12:00 PM
thanks! *restoring the software now* :D
Nov 11th, 2003, 12:11 PM
okay this is extremely lame! I just setup my dads ibook 900 reinstalled the original OSX (ibook cd's) and booted up...found the world book folder....tried to open world book..and it won't!! says something is deleted.. so it's not just Felicia's ibook! and I can't find Appleworks anywhere on ths Hardrive and it's supposed to be included! so what gives? I have the original cd's that came with my ibook 800 and appleworks is there...but world book still doesn't work....did Apple forget to put appleworks on the ibook 900 cd's? sorry Felicia...don't know whats going on? will get to the bottom of this I promise! Mark
Nov 11th, 2003, 07:06 PM
I know with the system dvd for the emac that the "applications" installer is the same one as the "Classic" installer. I had to run the "Classic" installer to reinstall the applications.
Nov 11th, 2003, 07:10 PM
that might make sense! cause it was after I did the ibook software restore (3 cd's) that appleworks turned up I think...so first you install OSX and then do the ibook software restore then it will work..cheers Man...thats what the problem was! thanks Mark
Nov 11th, 2003, 07:14 PM
Hey! I solved my problem. Mark, do you know if the iBooks you picked up were demos? Because after finding out what was supposed to be installed, I checked around and quite a lot of it was missing. So I restored the software with the 3 factory software restore disks and now appleworks is there along with the games that were supposed to be there and worldbook and a bunch of utilities too. The things that were missing seemed to me to be the things that people (retaillers) wouldn't want customers to be fiddling with (for the majority) so I'm theorizing that the iBook was a demo. All is fine now though with the reinstall smile.gif
Nov 11th, 2003, 07:34 PM
HI there Felicia, it wouldn't matter if the ibooks were demos or not...I have had both new and demo'd and the software that comes with them is exactly the same..the ibooks that you bought were new, open box..not neccessarliy on display from what they said when they shipped it up to Red Deer...my Dads was open box...was only out two weeks...and his has the exact cd's my ibook 800 had...so retailers wouldn't do anything to the cd's...weird about where you heard that from I would like to know!..anyways Tom figured out the missing Appleworks application! and I am glad all is well!! Mark
Nov 11th, 2003, 08:02 PM
I didn't mean the software included. The disks are all the same and all the software is on it now...but things can be deleted after they're installed right? I meant maybe appleworks and worldbook and those games and whatnot were deleted after they were installed to prevent ppl from playing with them. But it doesnt matter because it's all here now and all on those disks. smile.gif Now i just need to figure out that Java prob... haha