If I want to fit a newer/bigger SSD on my Mac to use for system OS and applications only, can I simply just clone my existing drive or use the Apple migration assistant to transfer everything over for me?
If I remember correctly, isn’t registration linked to the drive itself? Do I need to uninstall everything first and then reinstall everything on the new drive?
128GB drive, 75GB used and 53GB available, so not sure if it's worth the hassle or not. Still a fair amount of space left as all docs, pics, music etc. all live on other drives. If it ain’t broke an all that!!!
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no and no.
you'll need to reinstall cs6 onto a computer with a compatible os. for that you'll need the installation files and serial number.
Yeah, the new drive would be going on the existing machine, it would just be an upgrade in its capacity really. Yes I have all the necessary applications and OS installers plus of course the serial number, I was wondering if I need to deactivate/uninstall it all first from the original drive first if I do decide to go for the upgrade of a newer drive.
your new hard drive will count as a new computer installation. so yes, to maintain your allowance of 2 concurrent activations, deactivate cs6 (open any cs6 app > click help > deactivate) on your old hard drive before disconnecting it.
also, be sure to use an old mac os compatible with cs6. eg, the os must support 32 bit apps.
Thanks, I thought this was the case and the correct way to do it, just wanted to be 100% sure before I started the process…