Will Tiger play nice with serial numbers?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chameeeleon, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

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    If I'm planning to do an Erase and Install with Tiger, will I be able to reuse the serial numbers that came with Photoshop Ele, FCE, iWork, MS Office, etc.? Seeing as most of them only came with one serial number, I'm hoping that there's some sort of system to tell they're being reinstalled on the same computer, but perhaps not? Is there some way to deactivate the serials?
    Did anyone have troubles with this doing Erase and Installs from Jaguar to Panther, or from reformatting their drives in Panther?
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    No worries.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You are confusing serialization with activation. Serial numbers are just typed in. The only problem with them is trying to use the same serial number for multiple installations of the certain applications on a network. In the case of activation codes, they are usually linked to the CPU and can be restored even following a reformat.
     

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