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How to install Adobe After Effects CS6 in the new iMac ?

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RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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Oct 29, 2012 9:34 AM

Hi there,

 

I bought Adobe After Effects & it comes with a dvd disc.

 

How do I install it in the new upcoming iMac when it doesn't have a disk drive ?

 

Any ideas ?

 

Thanks

15.4, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 27" iMac - 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1GB ATI Radeon HD, i5 QuadCore
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,505 points)

    If you use Setup Assistant it will automatically migrate to the new machine. I would STRONGLY recommend reading Pondini's Setup Assistant guide! You can find it at:

     

    http://pondini.org/OSX/Setup.html

     

    You can also buy an external DVD drive and install from that but I'd recommend using SA though.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,505 points)

    I think you will make a SERIOUS error not using Setup Assistant, this was exactly why Apple created it to make migrating apps, settings, and data much easier. Not to mention you will be adding hours and hours of additional work doing things manually. However if you insist you can find the external DVD drive at:

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD564ZM/A/apple-usb-superdrive

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,450 points)

    The Apple DVD drive is for any computer with a USB 2.0/3.0 socket.

     

    The only reason it mentions laptops is because it was designed for MBPs which have no DVD drives and iMacs still have them  .  .  .  .  remember, the new iMac has only been announced  .  .  .  it's not yet available.

     

    It gets its power from the USB socket just like portable hard drives.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,505 points)

    Setup Assistant is very easy, when you turn on ANY new Mac for the first time SA is what begins. Simply follow the on-screen prompts. When it asks if you are migrating from another Mac choose yes and follow the directions. If you backup using Time Machine or are creating a bootable clone connect and SA will migrate from that. If you have not been backing up then begin doing so TODAY!!!!!?

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,505 points)

    RyanManUtd wrote:

     

    rkaufmann87 wrote:

     

    Setup Assistant is very easy, when you turn on ANY new Mac for the first time SA is what begins. Simply follow the on-screen prompts. When it asks if you are migrating from another Mac choose yes and follow the directions. If you backup using Time Machine or are creating a bootable clone connect and SA will migrate from that. If you have not been backing up then begin doing so TODAY!!!!!?

    Thanks rkaufmanm87,

     

    But my present system is in Snow Leopard the new iMac will be in Lion. And I intend to keep it that way.

     

    If I use the SA, will the new iMac be in Snow Leopard ?

     

    Thanks

    If you plan on getting a 2012 iMac they most likely will come pre-installed with ML. You will now be able to run SL on that hardware as it's optimized for ML. You can try to install SL and it may work however it will probably be buggy because the hardware was never designed with SL in mind. However you will just have to wait until the 2012's come out, hopefully I will be wrong but if history is any indication I won't be.

  • JShimazaki Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)

    You can also go to Adobe's website and download After Effects. It's a trial version but since you bought it just enter the product key when prompted.

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