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How do I transfer my photoshop to a new laptop with no disc drive?

Feb 23, 2013 2:07 PM

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I need to transfer my CS6 upgrade and, I assume, my original CS5 Windows versions of Photoshop to my new laptop that has no disc drive. This feature takeaway is increasingly common in new laptops, so I thought this would be an easy search, but I got nothing. Anyone out there know a practical way that doesn't involve ripping a disc? If ripping a disc is my only option, then what is the easiest and cheapest way to do that?

 
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    Feb 23, 2013 4:35 PM   in reply to gyhstnnnr

    If you already have the upgrade disks from adobe then you could buy a USB version of DVD drive and this can be used to install your software.  Alternatively, if you have access to a machine with the CD/DVD drive then you can copy the entire CD/DVD to a USB flash/Pen drive and use this to install your software.

     

    However, I always thought that Adobe normally provide downloadable upgrade programs and if this is so then log into your account and see if there is a link to download the software.

     

    Trial software won't be of any use because your Key must be for upgrades and not full version.

     

    Hope this helps.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 11:32 AM   in reply to mytaxsite.co.uk

    Just download the Photoshop CS6 trial and install it. You don't have to have the previous version of the software installed. When you don't have the previous version installed, you are asked to enter the serial number for your previous version to verify.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 25, 2013 11:37 AM   in reply to gyhstnnnr

    Another option is to put the disc in a drive in a computer you have on your local network, then access it through the network. 

     

    Surely you have such a system handy.  If not, I'm curious:  Did you think about this before you bought a computer without a disc reader?

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 11:58 AM   in reply to gyhstnnnr

    If you want to put CS6 on the new computer just download the trial and type in the serial number, or re-download.  When asked for qualifying product type in s/n of CS5.  You do not need cs5 on machine unless you want it there to use. 

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 12:15 PM   in reply to mytaxsite.co.uk

    Trial software won't be of any use because your Key must be for upgrades and not full version.

    Not sure what that means.

     

    You can download the Trial version, enter a CS6 upgrade serial number then a CS5 serial number (upgrade or full) and the software will be licensed.

     
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  • JJMack
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    Feb 25, 2013 12:57 PM   in reply to gyhstnnnr

    gyhstnnnr wrote:

     

    I need to transfer my CS6 upgrade and, I assume, my original CS5 Windows versions of Photoshop to my new laptop that has no disc drive. This feature takeaway is increasingly common in new laptops, so I thought this would be an easy search, but I got nothing. Anyone out there know a practical way that doesn't involve ripping a disc? If ripping a disc is my only option, then what is the easiest and cheapest way to do that?

    I find it hard to believe that your new laptop has no disk drive.  I can not believe it boots off some network device.   It is quit normal to download or copy Photoshop installation files to a Laptops internal hard disk or ssd using an external DVD or network shared.  Then install Photoshop from the copied or downloaded installation files.  I haven't installed Photoshop from CD or DVD in many years. Normally you do not need to copy prior versions of Photoshop to do an upgrade. You will need to be able to enter your upgrade eligible version of Photoshop serial number.

     

    I think the idea of network computers without disk drives went out vogue many years ago it was a concept that never took off.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 3:29 PM   in reply to JJMack

    "Disc" is not the same as "disk" as used in this context, JJ.

     

    I believe he's speaking of an optical drive, such as what you might put a CD or DVD or BluRay disc (note: spelled with a c) into.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 4:05 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Noel Carboni wrote:

     

    "Disc" is not the same as "disk" as used in this context, JJ.

     

    I believe he's speaking of an optical drive, such as what you might put a CD or DVD or BluRay disc (note: spelled with a c) into.

     

    Does it make any difference Optical Disk  CD, DVD, BluRay, memory stick, hard disk, sd, solid state disk, flash menory etc all contain File systems some removable media may be read only. Applications are installed from files they can be local or remote. As long as the laptop can connect to a network applications can be installed into its file system where ever it may reside as long as it is read/write and has the required free space.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 8:51 PM   in reply to JJMack

    You may still be missing the point.  The machine of course HAS a disk drive, on which  gyhstnnnr can store files and install applications.  He's asking how to install applications for which he has optical disc media, without the machine having an optical disc reader (which he called a disc drive).  And of course the questions have already been answered.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:48 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    I have to admit that I knew what they meant by when they started this thread.  They also more or less answered the question posed by stating that their configuration is a common configuration these days. It not unseal at all.  If it was not possible to install applications on such a system it would be a very unseal configuration and would not sell. Often users ask questions without putting any thought into the matter. All I was trying to do was to jar their gray matter.... If they has install Photoshop from a DVD on their old machine and now want to transfer Photoshop from their old machine they still have their old machine and the optical disk drive they used to install from. All they needed to do IMO was to use a little of their gray matter.

     
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