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Ps CS 6 and Illustrator transfer to new computer [serial number in use]

Community Beginner ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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I'm following the Adobe instructions for transferring my two programs from an old laptop to a new one 

 

Everything stripped from my old laptop

I get to the add serial number and for both softwares it says number in use

 

yes I know it was in use now I want it in use on this beer laptop

 

whay am I store ck at this point when I followed the Adobe instructions correctly so far

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Please go to Adobe Customer Service (make sure to sign into your Adobe account first) and only ask to have your activations reset:
https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?rghtup=autoOpen will automatically open the chat window.
Type "Agent" in the chat box to bypass the chatbot and be connected to a person.

You may also be able to contact Adobe by phone:
https://helpx.adobe.com/contact/phone.html

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Also as I tried it again using the format off my illustrator disc ( as the ps disk is packed away still and using the an off my laptop cs6 I use the xxx-xxx- xxx etc format and was told it is the wrong format for my ps cs6. 
I will be searching in my other sw storage for the original disk but this format has always bern the one I've used begore

wgat can be wrong

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Start budgeting for modern software to replace 10 year old CS6.

  • Legacy CS6 is on life support. It's discontinued & unsupported.
  • It's not compatible with modern operating systems like macOS Catalina or Big Sur.
  • It may not run much longer on Win10.
  • If you purchased an upgrade version, you will need your qualifing product's serial number from CS5 or CS4.  Do you have those?

 

MODERN OPTIONS:
Photoshop Elements (approx $100, no subscription needed)
https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Creative Cloud Photography Plan -- approx $10/month for 12 months. Includes the latest versions of these great products & services:
-- Photoshop CC and Photoshop on iPad
-- Lightroom on desktop, mobile and the web
-- Lightroom Classic
-- Portfolio website + hosting
-- Spark with premium features
-- Bridge
-- 20 GB cloud storage (upgradable to 1 TB).
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

Creative Cloud All Apps (50 + apps & services) and Single Apps Plans
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Thank you but not interested in renting software I don't need when I own the software slready

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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...I don't need when I own the software slready

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Unfortunately, you don't own anything.  Adobe owns the software you use.  You merely have a limited license to use it for as long as activation is still possible and your computer can support it.  CS6 is on borrowed time.

 

CS6 End User License Agreement -- English begins on page 112

https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/cc/en/legal/licenses-terms/pdf/CS6.pdf

 

Hopefully Adobe support can reset your CS6 activation count.  Good luck! 🙂


CONTACT ADOBE SUPPORT:
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Online Chat: https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?rghtup=autoOpen
Phone M-F, during normal business hours: https://helpx.adobe.com/contact/phone.html

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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As a designer I used AutoCAD and Solid works so understand tbe rent idea for more and continuous cash

 

Thank you for your help. Tho bummed I appreciate your consideration and time

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Notwithstanding the accounting thing due in part to the Dodd-Frank Reform Act of 2010, Adobe and other software makers adopted the subscription model to try and keep pace with rapid OS changes that come out every month or so.  Under the old model, we had to wait 18 months for upgrades which doesn't work anymore. 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Did you deactivate your software on your old computer? If you still have access to them, you should do that, otherwise, you need to contact Adobe, as stated above. 

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Yes it is not only deactivated but not in the laptop at all

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Hi @dbrose 

 

In addition to what has been said, try these steps:

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/cs6-install-instructions.html

 

~ Jane

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