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How many computers can I install Photoshop Elements on?

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I have photoshop elements downloaded on my desktop. I would like to have it on my laptop as well. Is that a possibility? If so, how do I go about downloading it to my laptop?

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One PSE serial key is valid for 2 systems , you can either download the trial version of PSE from the http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ and enter your licensing key ,

Or just copy the setup to your laptop and enter the keys.

Thanks,

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How many computers can I install Photoshop Elements on?

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I have photoshop elements downloaded on my desktop. I would like to have it on my laptop as well. Is that a possibility? If so, how do I go about downloading it to my laptop?

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Hi,

One PSE serial key is valid for 2 systems , you can either download the trial version of PSE from the http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ and enter your licensing key ,

Or just copy the setup to your laptop and enter the keys.

Thanks,

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Hi,

One PSE serial key is valid for 2 systems , you can either download the trial version of PSE from the http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ and enter your licensing key ,

Or just copy the setup to your laptop and enter the keys.

Thanks,

Earth-star

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LEGEND ,
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Yes you are permitted two installations. Use your original disk if you have the boxed product.

If you purchased from the Adobe store, details are usually available for three years from the date of purchase.

Click the red Adobe logo at the top left of this forum page.

Then click My Adobe >> My Orders

Log in to your account using your Adobe ID

Expand your purchase history using the small black triangles to the left of the purchase date and if a download is still available for your product it will be shown to the right.

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I have had some bad luck with my Macs lately and I have already used my 2 installs. Actually three. One computer crashed, another was returned to the store within 2 weeks and the one I am using now I am going to give to my son and purchase another . That will mean my 4th install. Is there a way to deacitivate adobe elements on the machines before you reformate? I have not even use the product yet and by what I have read on this community I will have to repurchase the product since I have activeatd it 3 times already.

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Editor >help menu>sign out

And you can go here and have adobe reset your activations if you still have problems:

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

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Link has no information about deactivating Element Products.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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DougChoz wrote:

Link has no information about deactivating Element Products.

I think you mean this link:

Learn to activate or deactivate Adobe applications

It's very informative but it does not cover the way you activate/deactivate in Elements versions since PSE13.

Instead of using the menu Help > Activate, you use the meny Help > sign out [your user id].

Exactly the same process with different words .

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I have the disk, and it's for mac and windows.  I have two macs and an hp.  Is the code good for a mac twice and an hp twice?  Or only for once on each computer?

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I have the disk, and it's for mac and windows.  I have two macs and an hp.  Is the code good for a mac twice and an hp twice?  Or only for once on each computer?  meaning one mac and one hp.

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The serial number is good for two activations in total.

 

That could be:

  • 1 x Mac plus 1 x PC, or
  • 2 x Mac, or
  • 2 x PC

 

You can install PSE on all 3 devices and toggle activations between them but you cannot have all 3 activated at the same time.

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LEGEND ,
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Or, if by "downloaded" you really mean "installed from the disc" (which is how a lot of people who come here use the term) you can just use the disk to install it on your laptop, too.

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Thank you so much!!!

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Is that also applicable to Premiere Elements? I would like to install it on my laptop and desktop too.

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‌Yes.

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