My boot drive has a bad block for the 2nd time in 6 months, so I'm going to replace
I will be cloning the drive via Mac Disk Utility to the replacement drive
I don't want to waste any Activations, so do I DE activate prior to cloning and then Re activate after replacing the new drive?
I assume this will count as only one Activation on one machine?
BTW, Adobe chat seemed clueless about this
Thanks in advance,
Not sure I really understand either as have not done a clone replacement. It is always safer to deactivate if in doubt. There is no penality to decativation/activation on as many machines as you want if I remember correctly.
Well actually I believe that activation is computer specific and not hard drive specific. So deactivation should not be necessary.
You can check with Customer support but you should be fine or just uninsall and reinstall. I believe if the activation has to be repaired it will be automatically done for you.
It might even tell such I had to do this once and so I could not deactivate the license I had to simply reformat the drive and reinstall and when I launc it the first time it told me the the activation had been repaired.
That was my experience.