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May 3, 2013 3:06 AM

So, because I'm so amazingly brilliant, I got the box version of CS6 for my new iMac... you know, the one w/out the DVD drive? So, I'm thinking about getting an external drive, they're pretty cheap, but was wondering, as a boxed version owner, is there a way to still get downloadable installers?


Any input appreciated, thanks,


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    May 3, 2013 3:13 AM   in reply to Dan74

    From the Adobe website, download the trial version of whichever CS6 product you have purchased.


    Launch the trial and enter your serial number to license it.


    FYI, as of 1 May 2013 (or thereabouts), Adobe has discontinued selling boxed versions of their products. It's now download only for perpetual licenses or Cloud only for subscriptions.

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    Jul 5, 2013 1:14 PM   in reply to Dan74

    if you follow all 7 steps, you can dl a trial via one of the links on this page:


    and activate with your serial number.


    if you have a dl problem, you didn't follow all 7 steps.  typically, failure to meticulously follow steps 1,2 and/or 3 is the problem.

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    Jul 5, 2013 2:29 PM   in reply to Dan74

    Dan74 wrote:

    However, on the downloads page, I can't find any options for downloading any CS6 software. Have I missed the bus?

    No, you haven't missed the bus.


    While you were busy, on June 17, Adobe released the next major upgrade to all their CS6 software: now known as version CC and available via Cloud subscription only. No more perpetual (pay-once-to-own) licenses from Adobe.


    As is Adobe's habit when a major new version is released, all CS6 download links have been removed from the Adobe public website but you can still download trial versions of CS6 from by following kglad's instructions.

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