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[Creative Suite] Installation questions

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Apr 28, 2020

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Years ago, I bought the Adobe Creative Suite. As my laptops would get old, I would deactivate the license and then install the software on my newer computer. I recently bought a desktop, and it does not have a disc drive. Is there a way to install the software without using an install disc? I still have my serial number saved. 

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[Creative Suite] Installation questions

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Years ago, I bought the Adobe Creative Suite. As my laptops would get old, I would deactivate the license and then install the software on my newer computer. I recently bought a desktop, and it does not have a disc drive. Is there a way to install the software without using an install disc? I still have my serial number saved. 

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Apr 28, 2020

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No... Adobe has removed all download links for CS6 and earlier

 

Buy a USB disc drive... less than $30 the last time I looked on Amazon

 

That is, of course, if your old programs will even install on a new computer

 

CS6 and earlier will NOT install on Mac Catalina

 

You MAY get old programs to install on Windows 10 (or, maybe not)

-RIGHT click the program icon or EXE and select a compatibility mode in the pop up option window
-and/or select Run as Administrator to assign FULL Windows permissions
-also https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/create-local-administrator-account-windows.html

 

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Apr 29, 2020

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Thank you. This is really helpful. I didn't realize that they removed all the download links. 

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Apr 29, 2020

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Hi John!

 

This ended up helping and working. Using my external hard drive,  was able to install my software successfully. Thanks again for the tip!

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Apr 29, 2020

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Hi Nancy, 

 

Thank you for sharing this. Luckily, my new computer is Windows, not a Mac. I know CS6 is pretty outdated at this point. I'm hoping I'm able to get it activated. 

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You're in luck, as activation servers are still available for CS4 through CS6. CS1 through CS3 are gone, though.

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