Hi, due to some font issues and crashing in Photoshop that I cannot fix, I will need to reformat my computer and completely re-install Windows 7, and Master Collection CS5.
Do I need to deactivate my CS5.5 before swapping out the drives and re-imaging? Or will it recognize the serial number of my computer and know that this is not a new install, just a replacement of the old one?
Thanks in advance.
Formatting of any kind erases activation info and different drive mapping invalidates it, also. So deactivate. Better safe than sorry.
Thanks @Mylenium. Really appreciate it. And you're right - better safe than sorry!
Follow-up: de-activated, re-imaged and re-installed. Everything Activated great.