Moving Adobe Programs with serial number, but no CD.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stellastar, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. stellastar macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Just a quick question - I am going to purchase a MacBook Pro and would like to transfer all of my Adobe Programs (InDesign, Bridge and Photoshop CS3) to it from my current MacBook. I have the serial number but do not have the CD.

    What is the best way to move these programs? Time Machine, Migration Assistant, drag and drop?

    Thanks everybody!
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    Migration Assistant I have seen work sometimes and not others. Does CS3 have a deauthorize option in it's menu somewhere? If so, I'd do that and then reauthorize. It can't hurt to try just running Migration Assistant and seeing if it works.

    jW
     
  3. stellastar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't seem like I can deauthorize CS3. Or I just can't find it.
     
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    If you restore from a Time Machine backup, all your apps along with their metadata (ie serials, settings, etc.) will be transferred as well.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Adobe's activation and licensing is pretty picky. I'd be surprised if you can get it all to work without reinstalling.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    If you are the valid license holder, then you should call adobe to have them send you some new disks.

    If you don't own the application, then you should think about buying it, instead of stealing

    oh and Merry Christmas :p
     
  7. stellastar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nah, it's just an old copy. I'll contact Adobe and see what comes of it.

    Thanks everyboddddy
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Your best bet then is to contact adobe as I mentioned and see what they say about replacement media :)
     

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