Upgrading to Windows 10 Questions

Community Beginner ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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I am upgrading my Windows desktop from 8.1 to 10. Are there any preliminary activities I need to perform to ensure that the Creative Cloud apps run with this new upgraded Operated System.

 

Thanks in advance. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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Hi

A lot depends on what Adobe applications you're using and what your computer system specs are, each Adobe application has different system requirements.

The most resource intensive are Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop

As long as you do a clean install of Windows 10 and your computer meets the recommended system requirements for each app you should be OK

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Thanks Ged. I am doing a clean install of Windows and I have the Photography package: Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw. 

 

Just didn't know if I had to "deactivate" and "reactivate" these programs. 

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Yes, you should deactivate before wiping your hard drive

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/activation-deactivation-products.html

 

When you do a new cloud install you will be given the current program(s)

If you really want to keep using your old programs, you need to download

Direct Download Links https://prodesigntools.com/tag/ddl MAY help
-you MUST do what it says in Note: Very Important Instructions
-https://prodesigntools.com/adobe-cc-2015-direct-download-links.html#download-instructions
-the prodesign links go directly to Adobe's file server, so this process
--will only work until Adobe completely removes the old version(s) from the server
.
IF/When you do have a download, be sure to copy it to AT LEAST one external device
-since Adobe does sometimes remove old versions from the server
-a usb flash drive or hard drive, or write to a DVD

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Just sign out of the Creative Cloud, download the app again when you install Windows 10 and just sign in with Adobe account

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So, now I am a little confused. I understand about downloading the old versions of software is I want to retain them as executables. But, I seem to have 2 different versions of what to do: 1. deactivate and reactivate; 2. Signout, download, and sign back in. I sure would prefer to do the simpler version of #2, but want to make sure I am not missing something in doing so.

 

Thanks very much to you both for reaching out. 

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Just log in to your Adobe account and go to My Plans, click on Manage Plan, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll see Activated Devices, from there you can deactivate your device.

You're allowed to activate Photoshop on as many computers as you like.

As I mentioned you just need to sign out of the Creative Cloud, download it again and sign back in with your Adobe ID and password when you install Windows 10.

I've never seen the option to deactivate Photoshop from the help menu since the Creative Cloud came about, there's only sign out available for me.

 

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Thanks so much!!

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Currently using Photoshop CC 2018. I seldom use Lightroom.

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