3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2009 3:25 PM by ~graffiti RSS

    Windows and Mac Licensing with the same license?

    fenderrocker Community Member

      So I will be purchasing a new macbook Pro pretty soon, and I want to get adobe CS4 Web Premium - student version. I have read that you may install Adobe software on 2 different machines, as long as they are both yours.

       

      Here's my question. My computer at home is a very powerful quadcore maching running on Vista. If I buy the Mac version of CS4, will I be able to somehow (legally) obtain the windows version and use the same product key on my PC at home?

        • 1. Re: Windows and Mac Licensing with the same license?
          ~graffiti ACP/MVPs

          Unfortunately no. You can have the Mac OR the Windows version but not both with the same license. The two machines parts means two personal machines that will run the version that you have.

           

          You can trade one for the other rather inexpensively but you have to destroy the version you are not using.

          • 2. Re: Windows and Mac Licensing with the same license?
            fenderrocker Community Member

            Well that sucks... when you say inexpensive, does that mean inexpensive compared to the price of a new copy, or inexpensive like buying the new dvd's??

             

            With Adobe, inexpensive take on a different connotation when talking to a frugal person (I will start college in the fall, so I must be frugal).

             

            Man, this issue is why I'm torn between mac and PC. I really don't want to have to ever use bootcamp, but for this reason I might have to... anyway, thanks for the expedient answer!!

             

            -Jim

            • 3. Re: Windows and Mac Licensing with the same license?
              ~graffiti ACP/MVPs

              It's inexpensive as in buying the new DVD's I believe. You'll want to give their customer service folks a ring when you get the chance.

               

              Yeah it does make it hard when you are running two different platforms. I've got the same issues. Bootcamp will probably be a good bet especially if you have other apps that you want to use on both machines. Most of them are pretty much the same as Adobe.