Moving an old version of illustrator from windows to mac

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Jul 29, 2017 Jul 29, 2017

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Hi

I have old versions of illustrator and indesign that were bought outright some years ago, maybe 6 or 7? I would like to move the old programs from a now broken laptop to MAC. I have the serial numbers, will I be able to change the operating system when re-installing?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 29, 2017 Jul 29, 2017
Yes, you can install something like Windows Virtual PC or Bootstrap - depends on the Window OS you are trying to install on your MAC and the version of MAC OS that you have and version of Adobe suite. A little research will be needed to get it all working smoothly, if it will depending on the age of everything.

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No.  Only CS6 is eligible for a platform change (unless that is now discontinued, too).

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On top of that older versions are likely not (fully) compatible with the latest Mac OS anyway.

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Sarah,

I may be wrong, but I believe I remember a solution mentioned, maybe here in our forum, where you install a virtual Windows OS within your Mac and then install & run the Windows software in that.

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Yes, you can install something like Windows Virtual PC or Bootstrap - depends on the Window OS you are trying to install on your MAC and the version of MAC OS that you have and version of Adobe suite. A little research will be needed to get it all working smoothly, if it will depending on the age of everything.

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Thank you for sharing, Michele.

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