I have tried to uninstall my old photoshop to move it to a different computer. When it gets to the point where it asks if I want to transfer it I'm told it couldn't form a connection and shuts down, without uninstalling even. Is there a way around this? I would still like to use it on my other computer.
You won't be able to use your original version of photoshop cs2 on your other computer because adobe took the activation servers down for cs2 and some older/other adobe software, so that's probably why the Transfer Activation doesn't work.
Which operating system do you want to install cs2 on?
You can download a non activation version of cs2 by following the links on the following page:
(use the provided serials and not your original serials when you install the new version of cs2)