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Adobe CS2 - Deactivate, Reactivate - Computer Upgrade Project?

Hello,

I currently has an Apple PowerBook G4 laptop, running Adobe CS2 Premium Suite software, registered and activated.

I have since, recently acquired a MacBook Pro (MBP) laptop, that I want to use the Adobe CS2 software on.

I was considering using the Apple/Mac "Migration" software to transfer this entire program, over to the MBP, yet being still relatively NEW to the "World of Apple",
I wasn't sure if it would be wiser to simply install directly onto my MBP, using the DVD discs?

So, my main initial questions are:

1.) Do I need to DEACTIVATE, first the Adobe CS2 installation on the PowerBook G4, BEFORE I install the Adobe CS2 on my MBP?

2.) Will I encounter (or not), any issues/problems, REACTIVATING, it on my MBP?

I ask because, I figured that there must be other members here in the MAC-FORUM, that have done similar upgrades from computer to computer.

Thanks for everyone's help, tips, advice, etc...

Have a nice day/evening,

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If the new laptop is running 10.7 (Lion), CS2 will not run on it.

Other than that, if you've installed it on 2 machines already you'll need to deactivate one. If all else fails, calling Adobe will sort things out in short order (done that more than once, they've always been great)

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Hello,

What in the software, prevents it from running on Lion?

(I'm new to the "World of Apple", so slowly learning my way around..)

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It was written for PowerPC processors. New Mac's are Intel based. Apple dropped legacy processor support on Lion (there are actually a bunch of good reasons to do this). In short CS2 was written for 2004/2005 hardware.

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Hello,

Ok, thanks for the more detailed explanation, so sounds like it should/might still run under Snow Leopard, but preferred to use Lion.

I wouldn't mind at all to upgrade to CS3, CS4 or the latest CS5 version, if it was more easily affordable...

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Yes, CS2 will run under Snow Leopard.

At least upgrades are generally discounted

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Hello,

Do you happen to know, can I upgrade "directly" from CS2 --> CS5 ,
(meaning, don't need to 'step through getting the software in order' such as: CS2 --> CS3 --> CS4 --> CS5)?

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Well, in my experience.. Upgrade versions are FULL versions, but require a VALID upgradable serial number to install. As well as the upgrades SN. Check with Adobe regarding their CS2 > CS5 upgrade path

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