I have to get out of XP, which is where my initial purchase of CS6 was activated, if I upgrade to Win 8.1 or even Win 7 how do I transfer my CS6?
Install from scratch, from the original media—ALWAYS!
"Transferring", "migrating" and other such misguided moves will only get you grief. You're not only asking for trouble, you're demanding trouble.
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