2 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2013 5:45 PM by flaming1

    Moving to a new Mac - without an optical drive

    flaming1 Level 2

      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?