will old copy of CS4 encore w/serial # work on my old MacBook Pro?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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I really need to author a blu ray disc. I have an old copy of CS4 Production Pro with the legal serial number and all. If I install this on my old macbook pro from 2012 that still has a disc drive (I have not updated the OS) will I be able to use Encore to author a bluray?

I really, really hope so. 

 

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Community Beginner , Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022
Ok in good faith I had to come back and correct myslef incase anyone reads this in the future - It kept crashing on High Sierra - so I spent the whole day figuring out how to downgrade to El Capitan and then re-installed it and it workes perfectly. So to anyone reading this in the same boat: Adobe CS5 + El Capitan will still work. I installed adobe via their install discs. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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Probably not. Activation servers have been taken down up to CS5.5.

But if you dont try you will never know for certain.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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It worked!
I just installed (by disc) Adobe CS5 Production Premium on my 2011 Macbook Pro with High Sierra OS and it installed fine. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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Wow, I am surprised. Did not think it would work. But there you go.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Ok in good faith I had to come back and correct myslef incase anyone reads this in the future - 

It kept crashing on High Sierra - so I spent the whole day figuring out how to downgrade to El Capitan and then re-installed it and it workes perfectly. So to anyone reading this in the same boat:
Adobe CS5 + El Capitan will still work. I installed adobe via their install discs. 

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Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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ChrisW, some related. Am I able to remove machines (one was work, one broke) from my personal CS4 license. I wish to intall it on two diferent 2012 MacBook. I believe 3 machines was the limit. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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2 is the limit. To use a third machine, you need to deactivate one first.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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Hi, Give it a try and let us know what happens. It should work.

 

Thanks,
Kevin

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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Thanks! I just chatted with an Adobe rep on their online chat help and she said the same thing. I'm hopeful! I was goint to try to keep the computer offline while I do, but I guess it needs to be connected to the internet when I enter the serial number? Thank you so much for your help. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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IT WORKED!!!!!

I booted up my old 2011 Macbook Pro, which I had updated to High Sierra and it all installed and works. 

I'm elated. 

So for anyone wondering - Adobe CS5 Producion Premium will still install and run on Mac High Sierra OS

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Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Correction - I had to downgrade to El Captian for it to work properly, but it works like a charm now. Thank god for youtube and a 14 year old in India named Parth. I'd venmo that kid of I could find him! Only tuturial on youtube that actually knew how to downgrade a Mac. 

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