You can install it as many times as you want. You can only have 2 activated copies at any one time, and you can run PS from only one computer at a time.
Yes it does confuse issuses to have an extrernal drive program and have some files on the C drive.
If you do not intend to run windows at work, I would take in the external dirve, start PS and then deactivate it. Also, before you get laid off or they transfer you to another computer be sure to deactivate. You can then install on another computer.
It is a little strange, and hope it works.
I understand I can install it as many times as I want, but my question is, if there are two different installs on my external drive, one linking to the install done on my work computer and the other linking to the install done on my laptop- if i go to use the program at work using the file linked to that install, will it mess up the second install i did linked to my laptop prohibiting me from using the program on my laptop anymore and running into errors?
I don't know if the registery files are linked in any way between the drive and both computers and don't want to risk having one not work any longer because if I can't get the application to run then I won't have any way of deactivating the license... if that makes any sense? I would prefer to run it on both computers if that is possible without running into the error I did ("Error 6") after the first install and trying to open the program on my laptop. Thats initially why it is installed twice on the external drive with different file names. I'd like to be able to run it at work every now and then in case i need a quit edit or something.
I doesn't so much bother me it is installed twice on the drive- I can handle that, just don't want to risk creating an error disabling me from using it on the main source at home on the laptop.
1 person found this helpful
Generally speaking, what you've done is kind of atypical. The software really does want to be installed permanently on each computer.
When you say "it is installed twice on the [external] drive"... Do you mean it's in two different folders, chosen by you during installation?
If you've kept the two installs completely separated in different folders, and the drive always shows as the same letter each time you plug it in, it's possible it will just work.
You really just need to try it and see.
thank you! while i do understand the software wants to be installed on each computer (i COULD have done this at work but i did not read up
first and realize i had two installs & activations) so i initially installed on the external because i knew my main place of use would be home on my laptop that has NO hard drive space left, exactly why it went on the external, so i could use it at home. i just did not realize it would write files to the C drive of each computer and would have to recognize those from the individual install before i did this, otherwise i would have researched more and installed it at home first, THEN attempted my work computer (which is not priority if it works or not since the company did not pay for it).
and yes, when i say it is installed twice on the external drive, it is in two seperate folders, one named slightly different.
so what you said makes perfect sense. i just did not want to open up the program at work again for a quick edit when i don't use it there as my main source, only to get home and try and open the OTHER installation file for the program on my laptop and find an "error" and have it not work, having already used my two activations.
so i guess now i just want to confirm- if i have two SEPERATE install files both containing seperate applications in those, but both on my external drive; one for my work computer and one for my laptop: if i use it at work again, it will still work with my laptop at home by using the install file linked that that computer, and vice versa without it complicating anything further and running into errors? (oh i hope that makes sense!)