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How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

You can install the apps available in Creative Cloud on your primary computer and one backup computer, as long as they are not running at the same time. You will have access to both the Mac OS and Windows versions, so if you have a Mac at home and a PC at work, for example, you can install your applications on both. See the product license agreements page for more information.

Read more in the Creative Cloud FAQ

You may install software on up to two computers. These two computers can be Windows, Mac OS, or one each.

If you install on a third computer, it will request you to de-activate on the other two computers.  You can then reactivate one of the previous two computers, and use Creative Cloud apps on it.

If you regularly need to use the Creative Cloud on more than two computers then it would be best to purchase an additional subscription.  This is the same licensing btw which we have for our prepetual product.  An advantage though for Creative Cloud over the prepetural product is that you can install on Mac and Windows with the same subscription!

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How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

You can install the apps available in Creative Cloud on your primary computer and one backup computer, as long as they are not running at the same time. You will have access to both the Mac OS and Windows versions, so if you have a Mac at home and a PC at work, for example, you can install your applications on both. See the product license agreements page for more information.

Read more in the Creative Cloud FAQ

You may install software on up to two computers. These two computers can be Windows, Mac OS, or one each.

If you install on a third computer, it will request you to de-activate on the other two computers.  You can then reactivate one of the previous two computers, and use Creative Cloud apps on it.

If you regularly need to use the Creative Cloud on more than two computers then it would be best to purchase an additional subscription.  This is the same licensing btw which we have for our prepetual product.  An advantage though for Creative Cloud over the prepetural product is that you can install on Mac and Windows with the same subscription!

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Is there a way to request more licenses? I personally carry 2 laptops and have one desktop at home.. in an ideal world I would like to have an instance of Adobe Creative Cloud apps on each machine so that I don't have to stop what I am doing and switch machines.. (Blame mobile app development for needing so many machines iOS, Android, BB, WP7, server side components.. it takes a village to raise a good mobile app :-P).

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

i have two laptops in addition to my desktop. can i install the software on all three and just keep activating and deactivating the laptops as needed? sometimes i take my air, sometimes my macbook pro.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

i'm sorry. i'm so embarrassed that i didn't read josh's question first. **blush**

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

I'm using my girlfriend's laptop at the mo, but I'm building a desktop PC next week or the week after. If I were to download to the laptop, is it possible to transfer over to the desktop in a couple of weeks? I want to start on a couple of projects now (before closing dates of competitions etc), but will want the primary installation on my new desktop.

This might be an issue in future as people often upgrade / change computers?

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

In this day and age, a two machine license seems odd to me.  I thought the idea of the "cloud" concept was that the license traveled with the user not the host machine.  Ex.  I have an iMac, and two MacBooks in my household.  How would I get CC on the thrid machine in that scenario?  Can CC activate and deactivate on the fly?

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

You may install software on up to two computers. These two computers can be Windows, Mac OS, or one each.

If you install on a third computer, it will request you to de-activate on the other two computers.  You can then reactivate one of the previous two computers, and use Creative Cloud apps on it.

If you regularly need to use the Creative Cloud on more than two computers then it would be best to purchase an additional subscription.  This is the same licensing btw which we have for our prepetual product.  An advantage though for Creative Cloud over the prepetural product is that you can install on Mac and Windows with the same subscription!

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Multiple subscriptions for a single user? Granted I understand the risk of abuse, but isn't abuse the edge case? I mean EA and Steam have happily figured out how to allow users to have their software follow them to as many computers as they want.. And the app is going to phone home regularly anyways.. It seems trivial to have it check for concurrent usage and if that becomes abusive handle that one by one.. But having a single person pay twice as much because that single person wants to install their license on multiple machines for them to use.. That seems a little behind the times (a lot behind the times if you compare it to Steam which has been allowing licenses to follow accounts for what 3 or 4 years now?).  I understand where 2 installs comes from, thats how Adobe CS products have always worked.. But it doesn't really fulfill the promise of ubiquitous access to your adobe software and your art on any supported platform at any time like the CS Cloud video hypes...   I would gladly be required to be online more often and be required to type (or save) a password on my machines  in exchange for licenses that travel with me instead of licenses that are really just the same old CS licenses that you have to constantly activate/deactivate as you traverse machines and projects.  But asking a single user to pay 2 or 3 times as much so that they can install the product on more machines seems like a non answer.  After all its still one specific human using that licensed software.. Not to mention the headache that would come remembering which cloud account has which art on which computer.. oh the brain fry that would cause :-P.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

This doesn't make any sense. Your marketing this product as a cloud which means you are licencing the individual not the device. So which is it? Are you licensing the us or the computer? You can't have it both ways. You will have issues with your marketing statements as well as issues with predatory licensing. Now I am fine having to reauthenticate on each computer, there just better not be a cap on the reauthentications.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

I would recommend reviewing the product license agreement at http://www.adobe.com/products/eulas/#desktop.  The Creative Cloud is still installing the software to your desktop.  It is not a Software as a Service offering, i.e. using your computer as thin client which you can access the software through a web browser.

The only use case where you may need to contact our support team to allow additional activations is if you are actively trying to use the software on 3 different computers in a short amount of time.  In addition this would only occur if you were trying to reactivate all 3 computers.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Absolutely true, however, I, and probably many others, thought that the CC usage rights would be akin to the Mac AppStore.  (Purchase once, use on all your machines.). This is not a software as service license either, and one that Adobe supports by selling their own products through it.  The confusion comes from the marketing materials.  Ex.  In one of the videos, it touts using CC at home on a Mac and pc at work.  This is technically the two license model.  However, it is not difficult for most viewers to see it as , "Ok, I can install it on my home machines and work.  Because a lot of folks have multiple machines at home and one provided at work.  Why would I waste a personal license to use it at work if I am only allowed two.". Common sense is the problem on this one.

Don't get me wrong, I still like CC, but I just had my user experience significantly hampered.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Jeff, I know your just the messenger but to be fair last time I checked Team Fortress, Battlefield 3, anything else sold on Steam, MSOffice licenses via Office 365, anything sold via the Apple Appstore (as Ellfire mentioned) so on and so forth are all examples of software installed onto our desktops but who's licensing travels with the user not the machine..   Ellfire has stated it perfectly, I still like CC (I have my subscription, I even pre-ordered it).. but given I do actively personally use 3 machines (4 if my client forces me to use their hardware) and having to personally manage my licenses with activation/deactivations the usability of the service has been impacted in a negative and material manner.   :-(... At minimum, I would highly suggest you take this feedback and send it up the chain.. One of the advantages of being a subscription based service is that you can more quickly iterate improvements on your service based on user feedback.. and um.. This is user feedback 🙂

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Hey Jeff,

Thanks for the info.  I just downloaded, and I love the product and the experience!  Quick question regarding licensing.  I too have 3 machines, one of which i do all my video editing on.  Do you know if you are limited to 2 machines per application or for any peice of the suite?  Meaning, can I install Photoshop and Illustrator on two machines and Premiere and After Effects on a third?

Thanks for the help!

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

It is just like our suite installations.  Each computer even a single product installed on counts as one of the activations.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Can we manage activations online? So lets say I am at a client site and they won't allow me to use my own hardware (it happens).. Can I say deactivate my home machine via the website, and then reactivate it when I get home?  If my subscription bounces around a lot am I going to get locked out (is there a limited number of times I can move my activations around, or as long as there are only two at a time, am I in the clear even if I move my activations 200 times a year? )

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

I think times have changed - I have a home computer,, office computer, and now I will be travelling with my laptop. Most people I work with have the same setup, if not more (I actually have an additional office computer, but I avoid using that for the Adobe software). I only ever work on one computer at a time, and since it's "cloud" then it can verify that there are not simultaneous connections. For me, three connections would be very helpful.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

So this means you can install on work and home mac and work and home PC? That's the way I'm interpreting the EULA.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

No that would be a total of 4 installations.  I would recommend reviewing my previous responses as I have tried to use several analogies to make this more clear.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Not correct Jeff. I have CS5 on my mac and PC here at work and a 2nd CS5 on my MAC at home. HOWEVER, though I only paid one fee for PC and Mac version through the print provider program, I do have separate SN for PC and Mac version. So in essence, I do have one license for mac and 2 installs.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Yes Mr. Met that is basically the same as a volume license.  Currently the EULA for Creative Cloud is the same as a retail desktop version with the extra advantage of being available on Mac and Windows.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Is there a way to select either Mac or Win-versions of the apps? Or does the app manager on either platform automatically detects correct OS and installs versions for the OS?

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

@joshhandel there is not currently a way to manage your activations.  If you exceed your activation count due to reinstalling/reactivating on to many systems in short period of time simply contact our support team.

@RADEBAR the Adobe Application Manager detects your Operating System and installs the application which is appropriate for that computer.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Hey Jeff, can you confirm that you can have both pcs online, but just one accessing the apps at a time. I keep my home PC switched on 24/7 but could make sure apps are closed before I hit the road with my mac book.

Everyone keeps saying "you can install applications on two computers so long as they are not running at the same time" but don't say whether running at same time refers to computers or apps.

Might sound like a dumb question, but someone on another thread said he had to actually turn off one of his computers due to something about adobe updater not liking his other pc being online at the same time.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

You do have a time period with which you can be offline but Creative Cloud does require an Internet connection regularly to check your subscription.

As for computers versus applications the easiest analogy is to think of Creative Cloud as a constantly up to date copy of Master Collection or one of the suites.  All the applications are bundled together thus it is per computer and not application.

I hope that helps?

Also the licensing for Creative Cloud is much more flexible than any of our previous suites or subscriptions.  Additional options are also still being developed to allow even more flexibility in the future.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Hi Jeff thanks for your prompt reply however my question (which may be stupid) is still unanswered.

Can I have both computers turned on and connected to the Internet simultaneously, so long as adobe creative cloud applications are only open on one computer.

I would assume yes, but for another user's post on another thread which stated that he had to turn off his other computer completely in order to use CS6 on his laptop. Obviously this would suck.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Yes you can have both computers turned on and connected at the same time.  As long as you are only using the applications on one computer at a time it is not a violation of the EULA.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Great thanks. Just wanted it from the horses mouth 😉

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Thanks Jeff for clearing up some questions I was having.  I'm still unclear about one thing though. I will have Photoshop installed on my home desktop computer as well as on my client's computer at his offfice.  Since I always leave my computer on and normally leave all my apps running, what happens if I forget to shut down Photoshop at home and then unkowingly start it up at my client's office? 

Will it just not work?  And is that even against the terms of the license since only one is actually being used?

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

So what counts as using them "at the same time" - I have work & home machines, and I sometimes leave the work computer on overnight. In that case e.g. Photoshop might be running simultaneously on both, so at which point exactly does it start complaining about that? Is it a matter of seconds, minutes, hours or some fuzzy algorithm that if you constantly and actively use two copies at the same time it becomes an issue?

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

How is the deactivation/deactivation done? I've installed on my home iMac and want to install some apps at work later on PC. I will be replacing the work machine in a couple of months and will need to reinstall then..

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Jeff, I currently have creative cloud, and I have Application Manager installed on two machines. I want to remove the programs from the current laptop that I am working on, and use the programs on a desktop. Is there a way I can just remove the programs from one machine without having to go through picking which ones I want to keep active?

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Exact same question I have. I have CC on my desktop and two programs on my laptop that I am going to uninstall and remove, including Adobe Application Manager, so that I can load them onto my new laptop. Am hoping that I don't *also* have to do this with my desktop. I don't mind the two-license thing, just want to be as efficient as possible here.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

You can install everywhere, you just need to deactivate when you go to a

third computer - either by deactivating manually on one computer or do

it automatically on both activated computers when installing on the

third computer (at the end of the install you get a licence agreement

message that you have to agree to. When you go back to the other

computer the software will be reactivated there. Silent activation. I

dont think you need to uninstall on the first laptop, just deactivate.

Den 27.09.2012 23:12, skrev ddgrfx:

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

created by ddgrfx <http://forums.adobe.com/people/ddgrfx> in /Creative

Cloud Download & Install FAQ/ - View the full discussion

<http://forums.adobe.com/message/4733221#4733221

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Well, then you should really consider letting the license travel with the PERSON or at least allow 3 activations as the vast majority of the users have or regularly needs access to 3 or more systems.

Why not ask user to login every time suite is opened on a computer? That would solve it rigth?

No matter if it was installed on how many systems one could only log in on one at the time (or two if you allowed it as it is now).

At least for me this is really a nightmare situation. I have workstation at work, at home and a laptop. I really need to use all of them daily or at least every other day. I tried deactivation/activation but it does not seem to work... pain... frustration... total unproductiveness...

If I start a project at work and continue it at home, then  I need to go on the road and I need to finish it on my laptop.... When I come back to work my CC doesnt work there anymore! Or maybe I could not get my laptop CC to work because I forgot to deactivate my work computer before I left the office! Nightmare!

Or you could stop selling and marketing the servive as a cloud service.

I mean give us what you (morally) promised. Dont hide behind some 20 pages of small print user agreement that you know for sure no one ever reads.   It is not about legal matter. It is about a moral point of wiev. And the fact that I hope you wish us users the best possible user expierience you can deliver right?

P.S. everyone reading this thread should really go and send feature request to (mr. John) Adobe regarding this matter. Allow us a traveling license or at least 3 activations.

You can do it here:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Jasketti: There doesn't appear to be a choice of "Creative Cloud" in the Userforum/Wishlist tool.  Or am I missing something?

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

@steventheamusing  I just selected the Creative Suite option. After all thats the product they are selling through CC membership.

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I should be able to have apps running on two machines simultaneously. I am losing valuable work time. Here was I thinking Creative Cloud would make my work (office and home) more streamlined.... Ha! It has become so problematic and frustrating. Do something about it Adobe. Very disappointing.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Jeff,

Here is a concern I have.  I called sales support yesterday and asked the following questions.   I have 3 computers (1) PC tower, (1) iMac and (1) MacBook Pro.   When I first started using Adobe all the way through CS5 Master Collection I always owned the Windows Box Versions.  I have been waiting for months for this to come out so I could move my workflow over to MacOS X.    Since the Creative Cloud supports both MAC and Windows installs the question I asked was can I install it on both my 2 Mac Computers.  Then if I need to use it on my PC can I simply deactivate and then activate on it for use?

The answer your support person gave was "YES"  So the answer in this topic don't even flow with the answers from calling the 800 number!

So now reading this forum topic I am really confused.   I like many others have definate reasons why I may want to flip flop the machine I am using the software on  (1) I have $4500 worth of AE plug-ins.  $2000 worth of these are platform specific.  So they only run on a windows machine.  Even, though I intend on my primary workflow to be used on a MAC there may come a time when I need to use one of these plug-ins and then would have to switch my activation to the PC to use it. 

Another scenario,  Let's face it Apple has not been to keen on upgrading the Mac Pro system's.  iMac's are great but have their limitations with graphics cards, drives, and memory.  So if you go a complicated AE render to do,iIt makes a lot more sense to run it on a PC at this time for me.  So my hope here is I would de-activate one of my MAC's activate my PC then render away.

I like many others completely understand that we are only suppose to operate our software on 1 machine at a time.  I am cool with you checking this.  Other posters have asked what if I forget to turn one machine off leave with my MacBook Pro and then fire it up.  Will I be in trouble?  Not sure how you handle this if you don't have a connection.  But Spotify the music streaming company license their software to me the user.  If I fire up one machine,  Then grab my iPhone and try to listen it turns it off on the other machine.  Apps in the app store like MotionX Drive do the same thing.

I am an Electrical Automation Engineer by day and a Graphic/Video Designer Enthusiast at night.   In all the programming software that every vendor provides they provide a licensing server software service that sits locally within the location.  It manages concurrent licenses, without the need for online connections.  Any computer needing to run simply pulls the license from the network connected license server software service.  When the program is done it releases the license.  The only issues with this is if your license server crashes.  It can be a bit of a headache with support to get your license back.   Others simply have an online site (like Apple) Where you simply log in and de-activate devices as needed.  (Heck even Hulu, and Netflix offer this.)

I think if Adobe wants the Cloud thing to take off then they need to re-evaluate this.  The license needs to follow the user not the device.  The user should have a painless simple way to activate and de-activate their license back to their Adobe ID.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Hello Jeff !

I have four or five of the programs installed on one of my three XP computers, and just PS6 on a XP PC at my other location.

If I were to install PS6 on the third computer at (my present location) currently without any of the CS6 programs, could I deactivate all the apps on the first PC in one go somehow to make this possible ?

Or do I have to go on the help menu and deactivate each at a time ?

I kinda regret installing the first 4-5 of the suite on the computer Im at now because it has poor graphics acceleration (Intel in-CPU HD graphics) while the other PC has atleast an AMD card for some basic acc.

The other PC I only have PS6 on has an Nvidia card so its on par with the AMD machine and can do basic acc.

Anyway the question is, does one deactivate each program after the other or can all be deactivated in one go and moved to the other PC ?

Initially I also thought one could spread the software over two or three PCs provided only two were activated at any one time and one only in use at a time.

Would also appreciate some more reforms in the flexibility department on the activations.. But kudos for removing the deactivation limit a while back.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

I am adding my vote for Adobe to consider "user based" licencing for the Creative Cloud, as apposed to machine based. This is the impression I, and everyone I know, got when we saw the promotion of Creative Cloud that it would be user based.  I am disappointed to see it continues the way it was because most professionals nowadays work with more than two computers.

I wouldn't call it Creative Cloud with the current license terms.  The name at this point is a misrepresentation of the product.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

I strongly agree.  The license should be to the user.  If I use 18 different machines, as long as I am the one using the software, then it should be a ok.  Locking licenses to a specific machine is archaic in these newfangled networked times.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

I agree. I have a PC and Mac at work and a Mac at home. I can only be on one machine at a time so who cares if I install it on a bunch of my own boxes. Especially now that the cost of owning the software has essentially doubled with a subscription. I used to upgrade every other CS so I could go three years. I do like the convenience of the subscription and the cloud. Still learning new stuff. Tough to learn all the tricks in all the apps. You get overwhelmed. I'm trying to get a handle on ID since that's my main app but PS especially and AI have a bunch of enhancements.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Just want to add my voice to the chorus of "user-based license, not device-based!"  I'm a freelancer, as are many of us creatives, and I do work at home on my desktop, on the go on my laptop, and frequently at a client's facility.  No matter where I am, I ought to have access to my stuff (not just my documents, but my applications) if we're going to suggest that this has anything to do with the cloud.  I simply don't see what the disadvantages would be here, whereever I go and login, my creative cloud would activate.  And the minute I left that device and logged out, there'd be no more access to the goods.  That's the point of the cloud, as best as I can tell.  So far, CS6 has proven to be a pretty great update, and I like the idea of live updates and integration and so forth, but we're not really fully embracing the cloud with this release.  Just living with our heads up in there.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

How would that work? I don't want my apps on the cloud. I want them on a box. And if you freelance all over the place, would you have an install on every box you freelance on? I wouldn't want multiple CS6 installs on my machines. You can lease ID on a month to month basis as needed which is what I would probably do if I had an ongoing project.

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I'm about to sign up for the Cloud and I'm quite pleased that this option does offer a certain flexibility. I work from home and the office, so I plan to install CS6 applications on my home Mac Pro and my work Mac Pro, and I obviously can't ever be at both places at the same time. However, one thing that slightly worries me is that if I have to leave my work Mac on overnight or my home Mac on throughout the day for a long render or something and I also forget to close an Adobe application, does this mean that the Cloud will physically block me from using that application at my other location...?

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

If you plan on using ID at home, it can't be active at work. Nor any other app. Makes sense. Otherwise, we would be "lending" our sw to others.

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What if... you leave an Adobe application open at home, but you put your computer to sleep and then try to run the same application at work... Would the Cloud still think that license is in use...?

I'm just trying to get a mental picture of how it works... whether it's like using a license server. Anyhow, I've signed up so I'll test all this for myself in the coming weeks...

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

The sw resides on the computer. Files can migrate to and from cloud.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

i see a lot of questions and problems  here, but not many answers or responses that the problems have been resolved

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I think the simplest thing Adobe could do right this second and make everything far less painful for all of us would be to change their system to allow unlimited deactivation's without freezing an account, allow for 2 simultaneous activation's, and provide an online interface to let us deactivate remotely.  In an ideal world I would prefer unlimited installs, unlimited activation's but cloud users must log in to use the suite and they can't be simultaneously logged in to more than 1 or 2 machines at once.. Then manage abuse as the exception.     Really we are looking at a philosophical difference on how Adobe views License abuse.. They assume all licenses will be abused and there for has draconian measures to protect their IP. As apposed to assuming there are only some licenses abuses and therefore you only need mechanics to detect and disable those abusive users and serial numbers.  The result of these dated methodologies we all feel like we are "renting" software from 1999 instead of enjoying the great Software as a Service offering that this could be.  Hey Adobe, don't be the RIAA! loosen up, and make this better then it is :-).  We are giving you money, we are the good guys, stop treating us like potential criminals..  Thanks! Josh

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

so you have to be logged into your adobe account to use the software!! that sucks

 Lynn

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

When you open the app, adobe checks your other locations to see if it's active. The magic of web cookies.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

...it seems to me that many Adobe app users feel squeezed by Adobe’s strict licensing policies. AND, ever since the advent of online activation, and the convoluted “Creative Suite” marketing, there has been an even higher level of stress over the strict licensing policies coupled with a greater financial commitment. For me, the Cloud thing may work better – somehow hurt less. Me, I’ve always HATED the idea of the “Creative Suite”. There is nothing creative about it except forcing me to pay for poorly developed applications and or applications I will never use. My opinion, if Adobe wanted to entertain the notion of selling a “suite” of applications, customers should have been able to design their own “suite” (like building a foot-long at Subway) – one that closer fits their individual professional needs. Me, what I do, is probably not what that guy is doing.

My opinion, The Creative Suite as a concept – perhaps, until now with the Cloud marketing campaign – was right up there with the “evil genius” of the manufacturer rebate. The monthly fee - with access to everything Adobe - may sting less. I can see toying with the illusion? Perhaps it’s real. I’ve had a d*mn good time toying with illusions since the 60’s. I don’t even think about what it may have cost me.

Monte, Dallas, TX

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

What you say is true. I use ID, PS, and AI. The other stuff just sits on my HD taking space. So I'm subsidizing heaving users of the other apps and they are subsidizing my heavy use of ID. Very few people use every single product in the suite.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Okay I'm nit-picking here but there is no reason they should sit on your HD taking space if you don't need them. Just don't install them or uninstall the stuff you don't need.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

WIth the cloud I've only installed what I need at present. Previously, I would install the whole suite from the disk or download.

What bugs me is I got the suite so I can present my portfolio on the iPad and that is the one app that is not available for purchase at app store. I haven't looked in a few weeks but last I looked it wasn't available. I can get PS and AI for the pad but I don't have a need for that at the moment.

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

I don't want my apps on the cloud either.  I want them installed locally, but I want my registration to follow me, the user, the guy who licensed the software.  Where-ever I go, if the software is installed, but not activated, I should be able to sit down, log-in, and the software becomes activated until such time as I log out.

I am happy to note, however, that last night, as my desktop was rendering and exporting from Premiere, and clogged up, I was able to successfully open Photoshop on my laptop and work there.  One user, two machines, different products open at once. 

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

Just out of curiosity.. How is Bootcamp treated? I have a laptop with Bootcamp on it and a desktop.. If I want to install the Cloud Suite on my OS-X partition and my Bootcamp partition does that mean 1 machine has eaten up both of my licenses? ergo, I can't install Cloud Suite on my desktop?

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Re: How many computers can I install my Creative Cloud apps on?

From what Ive read here - bootcamp and OSX on same machine eats up two installs 😞

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