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Yes, you should deactivate CS2 on your old computer and then install CS2 on your new computer. Then proceed to activate (this process is not automatic).
I have a very similar issue. however, my Adobe Standard was factory installed and I do not have the CD. Any suggestions? (I still have the old computer, but I am unsure of it turning back on!)
Thanks for your time!
Thank you for the information!! I deactivated the old computer last night and install cs2 and activated it on the new computer without any problems.
Wendy, it sounds like you have an OEM install. Normally OEM licenses are meant for that machine and no other. Your system restore CDs should have Acrobat Standard included, but even so, those CDs are not designed (or support) other machines other than the one that came with it.
If you wipe your old machine clean and restore it with system restore, you will not be penalized for activating on the same machine.
I had Adobe CS2 on my old computer and my hard drive crashed. I am not trying to install it on my new computer without any luck. I go through the entire installation process thinking there is no trouble only to find that nothing has installed. Is this because I never uninstalled on the first computer? If so, how do I remedy this problem since the old hard drive is fried?
I am interpreting from your post that you are trying to *activate* your Adobe CS2 application on a new computer and are not successful, yes? If you can install CS2 on your new computer and find that you cannot activate successfully, then it implies that you have already used up your two activation allocations for your serial number. If one of your machines has died due to a hard drive crash, you should contact customer support regarding your situation and they should allow an override activation for you. Thanks!
what do you mean by "activate"
cOULD YOU GO THROUGH THE PROCESS STEP-BY-STEP.
i AM GOING TO WASH THE HARD DRIVE OF EVERYTHING.
Please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/activation/tour.html for a complete step-by-step description of the activation process.
I installed CS3 on my main machine and an old iMac G5 i use as backup. The iMac went belly-up and had to replace motherboard and hard disk. Now I cannot re-install CS3 because the license is tied to the dead motherboard, how can I transfer that license to the fixed machine?
You should call customer support about your predicament. They should grant an override activation for you.