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Installation Instructions

Install Mac OS X 10.7

Desktop Support customers
DSP customers should contact their DSP consultant at 412-268-6959 or dsp@andrew.cmu.edu before installing Lion.

Note: Power PC applications are not compatible with Lion.  Please refer to the "Lion compatibility; native or not?" Macworld article for information on identifying Power PC applications.

Step 1: Upgrading from Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

If you already have Snow Leopard installed, continue to Step 2.

  1. Download the Snow Leopard installer.
  2. Double-click Install Mac OS X to launch the installer.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions. Note: You will need an administrator name and password.

Step 2: Remove ADmitMac

If ADmitMac is installed on your computer, follow the steps below. If not, continue to Step 3.

  1. Open Finder and select the hard drive.
  2. Navigate to the following location: /Library/Application Support/ADmitMac/.
  3. Double-click the Uninstall ADmitMac application.
  4. Click Uninstall.  Enter your administrator password when prompted.

Step 3: Install Lion

  1. Download the Lion installer.
  2. From the Apple menu, select Software Update and install any updates. Note: You may need an adminstrator name and password.
  3. Double-click Install Mac OS X Lion.app to launch the installer.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions. Note: You will need an administrator name and password.

Install iLife 11

iLife includes the following: iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band, iWeb and iDVD.

  1. Double-click the iLife.zip file you downloaded to expand it (if necessary).
  2. Double-click the iLife11 folder and then iLife.pkg to launch the installer.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions. Note: You will need an administrator name and password.
  4. Once iLife is installed, drag the iLife11 folder to the Trash.
Note: iLife is not supported by the Computing Services Help Center. Visit Apple's iLife page or cmu.edu/lynda/ for help using the software.

Install iWork 09

iWork includes the following: Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

  1. Double-click the iWork.zip file you downloaded to expand it (if necessary).
  2. Double-click the iWork folder and then iWork.pkg to launch the installer.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions. Note: You will need an administrator name and password.
  4. Once the iWorks is installed, drag the iWork09 folder to the Trash.
Note: iLife is not supported by the Computing Services Help Center. Visit Apple's iWork page or cmu.edu/lynda/ for help using the software.