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?
yes you can copy the contents of the disks on USB and then can install on your new iMac.
However you can also download CS 6 applications by going here : http://prodesigntools.com/adobe-cs6-direct-download-links.html
Make sure you follow all steps before downoading.