Can I run 1 copy of CS6 on MacBook Pro (64)bit (new install) and upgrade the CS3 to CS6 on a windows vista (64)bit machine? Basicly, can I put CS6 on my two machines? Thanks. Rick
You have to subscribe to the Creative Cloud in order to use Photoshop on both the Macintosh and the Windows platforms for a single price.
Otherwise you need to buy two perpetual licenses, one for each platform. The serial numbers are totally platform specific.
Thanks, I was thinking of using Parallel/Bootcamp to run the windows based version on the Mac. I had heard you can load a copy on up to 2 different machines. Thanks.
Yes, but only the Creative Cloud membership offers two activations on two different operating systems with the same license (including virtual machines).
If you have a traditionally licensed version, the serial number is tied to either Mac or Windows (not both). A Mac serial number is not valid on Windows. And vice versa.
So your activation options are:
1) Perpetually licensed with two activations on Win/Win or Mac/Mac (not Win/Mac).
To do what you want with this method, you'll have to purchase two separate copies: 1 for Win and 1 for Mac (giving you up to 4 activations - 2 x Win and 2 x Mac - in total).
2) Cloud membership with up to two activations per membership on either operating system in any combination (Win/Win, Mac/Mac or Win/Mac) - perfect for your scenario.
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