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Moving to a new Mac - without an optical drive

May 19, 2013 4:08 PM

I'm sure this would have been covered before, but I can't find anything recent.

 

I have got a new iMac, without an optical drive. I have CS6 Design Standard as a boxed set and I have it installed on my old iMac. I want to leave it on the old iMac but also install it on the new iMac, but how do I install it without the drive?

 

I have read that I can download  CS6 as a trial and then activate it with my serial number, but I'm not sure whether that is still a valid option since the Adobe's move with Creative Cloud? I'd prefer not to have to download it all again and chew through a large chunk of my monthly download allowance.

 

Ideally I'd prefer to be able to copy the contents of the disks that I have onto a USB drive and get it across to the new iMac that way, but I'm not sure if that is possible, or recommended.

 

So, what are my options?

 

TIA

 
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