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I purchased OSX 10.2 from Wegner Media on Oct/13/2003
but I didn't get a registration card with the software, How
can I register my software? and how can I update to 10.3
through the up to date program?

The retailers web site is: www.wegenermedia.com
I am very annoyed since I purchased the software with the
purchase requirements in mind for the up to date program.

I've complained to Apple about this and hopefully will get a
reply on this matter.
It's probably a waste of time...But...For a $29. upgrade,
I thought I'd at least try.

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Uh... register?

Are you, by chance, a recent Switcher from the Windows world? :D

There isn't any authorization code to register the Mac OS. Once you've done an install, the setup wizard will send a registration email for you automatically.

{EDIT}

Oops - just reread your note, and I see what you're saying now. Hmm. I'm assuming that all you'd need to do is provide 'proof-of-purchase' in the form of a sales receipt to qualify...

;)
M

[ October 27, 2003, 04:28 PM: Message edited by: CubaMark ]
 

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There isn't any authorization code to register the Mac OS. Once you've done an install, the setup wizard will send a registration email for you automatically.
Not this time...It did it with OS 10.1 but not with 10.2,
There was no indication of a email at all...
No wizards and no bouncing floppy blue balls.

It's just getting so weird these days.

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You can manually run the setup assistant. It's located at:

/System/Library/Core Services/Setup Assistant
It's not there...Not even Core Services...Hmmm...
I think it might be because I used the update the OS 10.1.5
option rather than doing the clean install of 10.2 option.

Oh well...Thanks for the help.

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If you bought a new Mac after October 8th.. you are eligible for the upgrade.. if not.. forget it..

Buying 10.2 does not qualify for an upgrade at any time..

Sorry..

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This type of situation is what bugs me about the way Apple is releasing OS X versions these days.

At least with Windows you get a slight discount when you go from 1 successive version to the next (similar to the 95 to 98 or 98 to Me). With the Mac OS right now you get no financial benefit with keeping up with the latest release.

Heck.. even $50 off the cost would be a pad on the back for keeping up to date with the OS.
 

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Hello,

RtC, you are incorrect. You are the weakest link.

If you go to this site and look at this document, then you'll realize that your are mistaken.

Just include a copy of your original sales receipt and payment information and they'll send you a copy of Panther for $ 29.

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Buying 10.2 does not qualify for an upgrade at any time..
You haven't done your research have you RtC,
Shame on you!!!

I found the information about the up to date program
quite easily, I even downloaded and printed out the
form for the $29. upgrade before I bought the OS 10.2 software.


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With the Mac OS right now you get no financial benefit with keeping up with the latest release.
Professionals certainly derive very concrete financial benefits from faster and more stable OS software. Besides, no one is forcing you to upgrade.

Cheers :-> Bill
 

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Not sure exactly what the issue is, I'm not involved in any up-to-date program or Panther, for that matter.

However, I did look at the website. They don't appear to be an authorized Mac reseller (no new computers, just used and parts, which anyone can do).

Did you get your SW in a retail box? If it's an OEM disk, I don't think the up-to-date program applies.

Microsoft wouldn't play that way either, by the way. For example, anyone can get a free upgrade to Office 2003 for Windows if they buy Office XP. But it has to be a retail box version, you need to send MS both the original dated sales recipt and part of the box itself, as well as the pdf form.

The price should have tipped you off; it's too low. If it was a retail version, the price you paid is much less than his cost, which is a fairly quick way to go broke.

Always look for "new, unopened retail box" software if you want to take advantage of any developer's upgrade programs or rebates. That's just the way it is everywhere, not just at Apple.
 

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Thanks for the info gordguide, I guess I'll just have to chalk
it up to another live and learn type of thing.

The set that I got doesn't have a boot disk either,
Is there a way to make a boot disk with Toast?

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You can manually run the setup assistant. It's located at:
/System/Library/Core Services/Setup Assistant
After doing a 3 hour re-install of OSX 10.2.6 from OSX
10.2.8...I found the listing that you mentioned in your
message in my library...Funny how it wasn't there
before...Oh well...It didn't make a difference anyways.

(P.S. I know there are 2 library folders too
)

Thanks just the same.

Dave :cool:
 
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