Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

Deactivate & Reactivate on same PC?

Jan 29, 2013 6:43 PM

I see that if I were to move APElements8 or APShop to another PC- that I should deactivate the license on the old PC- so I can activate on the new. But what I want to do is a compleat uninstall of all adobe- and a re-install on the same PC. (everything).

Can I still deactivate and reactivate back to the same PC.


I would think so- but I want to be sure....

  • Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 29, 2013 8:13 PM   in reply to 2wayne13

    Yes you may (and SHOULD) deactivate before you UN-and-RE-install any software that is activated


    I do NOT know if there is such for Premiere Elements, but there is also an Adobe specific "cleaner" to run for Creative Suite programs


    Read at the links below... but do NOT use if the products do not mention PrElements


    CS5 Clean Script



    Of course, if you are going to completely wipe your hard drive and install everything fresh, you do not need a "cleaner" program


    PS... when everything is working properly, you should make a full boot drive image to a USB hard drive as a backup


    The product I use is at


    Image runs off of a bootable CD via Linux (the Zip you download includes a program to make the bootable CD) and it reads EVERYTHING on the drive, even the hidden registration information, so everything is restored when needed... and you may restore the image to a brand new drive in case of a crash, and not have to re-install anything

    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points