1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 30, 2015 1:40 AM by F. McLion

    deactivate from lightning destroyed computer

    robk70357493

      After a Lightning strike while I was in South Africa totalled my laptop I bought a new one. I could not deactivate but accepted my loss and bought what I thought was a new copy of LR CS 6. It looks as if I might have been sold CC 6 which is useless to me as my work takes me to parts of Africa and Australia where I am many hundreds of miles from the nearest Web connection. I had a copy of the original installation files and tried installing that, but neither the original key nor the one supplied in the email acknowledging my purchase will activate the current installation

        • 1. Re: deactivate from lightning destroyed computer
          F. McLion Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You don't need to be connected to the web to use LR CC.

          Copied from the Lightroomqueen:

          Do I have to be online all the time?

          No. You briefly need internet access to activate Lightroom. If you’re a CC subscriber, it ‘phones home’ now and again to check your subscription status, but you can be offline for up to 99 days before it reverts to a limited mode (no Develop, Map or Sync). If you have a perpetual license, Lightroom remains activated until you deactivate it.