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iApple 27" iMac (Retina 5K, Mid 2017) 4.2GHz Core i7 1TB SSD 64GB A1419 MNED2LL/A-BTO

 

I realize that this discussion has been touched on, but I'm not getting the answer I'm hoping to find.

Believe it or not I've been doing graphic design work using CS6 on a 2011 macbook pro running OS El Capitan. The machine recently went down for good and I am looking at the above system as a replacement. At this time I need to continue using CS6. I want to make the investment in a good machine and when work picks up I may switch to Creative Cloud. 

Question is can I use the above machine with CS6 using OS El Capitan (maybe Sierra)? Is it really about the operating system more than the machine?

 

Also could I clone my old machine with El Capitan to the new machine above? 

 

I understand Creative Cloud would be the best option, but I have to presently stick with CS6.

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated. 

 

 

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CS6 compatibility with 2017 imac

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iApple 27" iMac (Retina 5K, Mid 2017) 4.2GHz Core i7 1TB SSD 64GB A1419 MNED2LL/A-BTO

 

I realize that this discussion has been touched on, but I'm not getting the answer I'm hoping to find.

Believe it or not I've been doing graphic design work using CS6 on a 2011 macbook pro running OS El Capitan. The machine recently went down for good and I am looking at the above system as a replacement. At this time I need to continue using CS6. I want to make the investment in a good machine and when work picks up I may switch to Creative Cloud. 

Question is can I use the above machine with CS6 using OS El Capitan (maybe Sierra)? Is it really about the operating system more than the machine?

 

Also could I clone my old machine with El Capitan to the new machine above? 

 

I understand Creative Cloud would be the best option, but I have to presently stick with CS6.

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated. 

 

 

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Look on the right side https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/system-requirements/earlier-versions.html

 

>could I clone my old machine with El Capitan to the new machine

 

Generally, no... installing creates hidden registration files that "most" cloning software does not capture

IF your cloning program captures ALL INFORMATION on the drive, you should be OK

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Hi,

 

Sorry, I'm just confused by your link. I'm not using Premiere Pro. I'm using the CS6 standard suite- Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign.

 

Thank you though on the cloning information. Do you have another suggestion then? Can I purchase this machine and do a clean installation with OS that's compatible with CS6? 

I'm not a very technical person so this is a learning experience for me. Will the machine(hardware) prevent me from installing the OS either El Capitan or Sierra that is compatible with CS6 and have it work?

 

Thanks!

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>confused by your link

 

It doesn't matter that you aren't using PPro... the requirements are the same for all CS6 programs

 

You need to ask Apple which operating system may be installed on the Mac you want to buy

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Thanks again!

 

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The original operation guarantee of CS6 is up to 10.9.
Therefore, operation is not guaranteed even in 10.11.

 

Only the pre-installed and later OS can be installed on the Mac.
The 2017 model of the iMac will be 10.12 at the oldest and 10.13 if the newer.
You cannot be sure to install 10.11 or lower.
10.13 earlier OS are already end of supported by Apple.

 

In any case, the updater has already been discontinued for CS6.
Therefore, most applications will not receive updates when installed from now on.

 

Apart from compatibility, Apple's OS itself will drop support in a very short period of time.
Therefore, the application cannot be used for a long time.

 

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Yes it IS about the system. But cloning won't work; reinstall with the disks and serial number. 

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ok. I have a download link and serial. Thanks!

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Ok. Thanks again

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