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how to move photoshop from old mac to new mac?

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ashleydainty Calculating status...
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how to move photoshop from old mac book air to new mac book pro retina display (no disc drive)?

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,480 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    You can use Migration Assistant to transfer your applications and files from the MacBook Air to the MacBook Pro > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4889

     

    This will transfer Photoshop if you transfer applications. However, before doing this, you have to deactivate Photoshop on the MacBook Air, in order to be activated on your MacBook Pro > http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/activation-deactivation-produc ts.html

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    ashleydainty wrote:

     

    how to move photoshop from old mac book air to new mac book pro retina display (no disc drive)?

     

    You didn't mention the model of MBA nor it's operating system version, nor the verion of Photoshop, but if you check with this site, you can see if it will run on OS X 10.8 at all, which I doubt it will.

     

    http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

     

     

    So your likley going to have to install CS6 new, so that pretty much cancels the need to move Photoshop which is copy protected anyway.

  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,500 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 10:55 AM (in response to ashleydainty)

    It can be possible to use the Migration Assistant, but you must take into account that any recent Photoshop requires activation with a server account, like Apple iTunes does for purchases. To avoid potential problems, you want to make sure that you deactivate any software (like iTunes or Photoshop) that you have installed from any company that requires activation, and then reactivate them after you migrate. Otherwise it is possible that any software you activated might stop working if it notices that the underlying hardware has changed.

     

    Also, you only get 2 activations of Photoshop and 5 of iTunes, so you don't want to lose any because you forgot to deactivate before getting rid of the old Mac.

     

    Migration Assitant is not perfect, so the most reliable way to migrate is to deactivate Photoshop before migrating and then run a clean installation of it after migration using your original media and serial number.

  • popwebz Calculating status...
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    Oct 30, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to Network 23)

    A few months old yes but...

    It is worth noting that Adobe has an option deactivate every computer associated with your account. So if you forget to deactivate on your old mac you can choose this option and then activate on your new mac and you will only be using one of your activations.

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