14 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 3:51 PM by Barbara B. RSS

    New Computer

    pd13jd

      I just bought an iMac and I need to know what to do to install an existing program I bought for my pc onto my new mac.

        • 1. Re: New Computer
          Barbara B. CommunityMVP

          Which version of PSE,  also boxed or downloaded, and do you use organizer?

          • 2. Re: New Computer
            pd13jd Community Member

            I have Photoshop Elements 10 boxed and I do not use the organizer.  I have

            the cds and the original box they came in with but I have no cd drive on

            the new Mac.

            • 3. Re: New Computer
              mytaxsite.co.uk CommunityMVP

              pd13jd wrote:

               

              I have Photoshop Elements 10 boxed and I do not use the organizer.  I have

              the cds and the original box they came in with but I have no cd drive on

              the new Mac.

              Is there any way you could copy the entire contents of the CD/DVD onto a USB pen drive or external USB hard disk?  Perhaps, your friend or colleague might have a system with the DVD drive and spare USB port to insert a removable drive in to it.

               

              Alternatively, you could buy an external DVD drive to achieve the same but this time you don't need to copy but simply plug your external DVD drive on to a spare USB port and then insert your DVD in to it and install it that way.

               

              Another way is to download the trial version of PSE 10 and use your serial number to make it a full version.  Trial version is still available if you know how but let me know if you need help downloading the trial version from Adobe servers.  There is no official download link but there are ways to use the FTP method.

               

              Good luck.

              • 4. Re: New Computer
                Barbara B. CommunityMVP

                You can copy the contents of disc 3 to some kind of removable drive, like a flash or thumb drive, and then copy it from there to the desktop of the new computer and run the install that way.

                • 5. Re: New Computer
                  pd13jd Community Member

                  Thank you for the information Barbara.  I tried to copy disc three onto my

                  external hard drive and it won't let me copy the files. Do you think the

                  easiest way might be to download the trial version and then use the serial

                  number to upgrade to the full version, or should I just go buy an external

                  DVD drive?

                   

                  Thank you again for your time

                  Jeannine

                  • 6. Re: New Computer
                    99jon CommunityMVP

                     

                    First go to the trial page for PSE11 and make sure you are signed in (top right) with your Adobe ID.

                     

                    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop_elements&loc=us&PID=2159997

                     

                    Stay on the page and copy and paste the link below into the same browser window. If you change browser windows, access will be denied. There are two download links for Windows and one for Mac. In my experience the PD servers are quite slow so you will need to be patient with the download. Let us know if it works.

                    http://prodesigntools.com/photoshop-elements-10-direct-download-links-pse-premiere-pre.htm l#more-21597

                    • 7. Re: New Computer
                      pd13jd Community Member

                      I only have version 10, do I still want to download trial version 11?

                      • 8. Re: New Computer
                        99jon CommunityMVP

                        No. Use the first link to get to the trial page only as a means to log-in to Adobe servers.

                         

                        Then delete the web address from your browser and copy and paste the second link and hit return and you will be taken to the PSE10 download page.

                        • 9. Re: New Computer
                          pd13jd Community Member

                          Ok, its downloading now.  Unfortunately I have to leave for work.  If you

                          could send me the directions on what to do next I would appreciate it.  I

                          believe by the time I get home from work in about 7 hours, you will be in

                          bed.

                           

                          Thanks again,

                          Jeannine

                          • 10. Re: New Computer
                            99jon CommunityMVP

                             

                            You should be able to extract the files (unzip) the folder on your desktop (or wherever you download it) and then run the installer and enter your serial number.

                            • 11. Re: New Computer
                              pd13jd Community Member

                              At work now, but got your message.  When I get home I will try to finish up

                              the process.  I will let you know how I make out.  I cannot tell you how

                              much I appreciate your time and help.

                               

                              Talk to you soon.

                              Jeannine

                              • 12. Re: New Computer
                                Barbara B. CommunityMVP

                                Double click the download to expand it. It will mount on your desktop like a drive. Double click the drive to open it, double click Photoshop Elements, double click Install.

                                • 13. Re: New Computer
                                  pd13jd Community Member

                                  Barbara,

                                   

                                  Just to let you know I'm up and running.  Everything went fine.  Thanks

                                  again for all your help.

                                   

                                  Jeannine

                                  • 14. Re: New Computer
                                    Barbara B. CommunityMVP

                                    Glad you got it working.