1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 29, 2013 8:13 PM by John T Smith

    Deactivate & Reactivate on same PC?


      I see that if I were to move APElements8 or APShop to another PC- that I should deactivate the license on the old PC- so I can activate on the new. But what I want to do is a compleat uninstall of all adobe- and a re-install on the same PC. (everything).

      Can I still deactivate and reactivate back to the same PC.


      I would think so- but I want to be sure....

        • 1. Re: Deactivate & Reactivate on same PC?
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Yes you may (and SHOULD) deactivate before you UN-and-RE-install any software that is activated


          I do NOT know if there is such for Premiere Elements, but there is also an Adobe specific "cleaner" to run for Creative Suite programs


          Read at the links below... but do NOT use if the products do not mention PrElements


          CS5 Clean Script http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/829/cpsid_82947.html

          or http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cs5clean.html


          Of course, if you are going to completely wipe your hard drive and install everything fresh, you do not need a "cleaner" program


          PS... when everything is working properly, you should make a full boot drive image to a USB hard drive as a backup


          The product I use is at http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-linux.htm


          Image runs off of a bootable CD via Linux (the Zip you download includes a program to make the bootable CD) and it reads EVERYTHING on the drive, even the hidden registration information, so everything is restored when needed... and you may restore the image to a brand new drive in case of a crash, and not have to re-install anything