software install/license question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DaveG99, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. DaveG99 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    I recently obtained a used G4 power mac with a lot of Adobe software already installed, but without the disks. If I update the OS (10.5) with my own disk does any body know for sure if the Adobe licenses will get transferred so I can use these programs?
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    OS upgrades should not have any affect on the licensing of Adobe products unless you attempt to upgrade those individual products (and even then, its unlikely to be an issue).

    OS updates update the OS, not Adobe products.

    ETA: This assumes that you do an upgrade and not an erase and install or anything else.
  3. DaveG99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009

    Thanks for that - I should clarify that the my OS disk is really a re-install - wiping out the identity of the previous owner and using a new password.

    Still safe to do?

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