View Full Version : CS3 Activation Question
04-21-2007, 11:34 AM
I just activated my CS3. It works great. I was reading the little manual that came with the disk. It says that if I want to use the software on another computer, that I have to deactivate it and reactivate it. Is anyone familiar with this? I have a single user license. But, what I did with my 7.0, is I have it on my editor, but I also have it on my laptop. I'm the only one that uses them and I can only use one at a time. Of course I use Photoshop when I'm editing .... but often, I would just grab the laptop and go to a park or wherever, and that is when/how a lot of "inspiration" came to me. Then I would just offload any work I came up with onto my editor. It's one user ...
Is there a way around this other than buying another license for myself? Thoughts?
04-21-2007, 12:32 PM
No, you have to buy another license. Most software is licensed for one machine only, despite the fact that if you are the only one using it, it is impossible to use both machines at the same time. Even if the EULA does allow you to have it installed on more than one machine Product Activation will stop you...
I strongly suggest that in the future you refrain from purchasing software that uses Product Activation. Supporting companies that respect their customers (and their rights) is a far more desirable practice.
04-21-2007, 12:33 PM
Dont know about CS3 but the previous version of the entire adobe suite allowed for a "laptop license" which basically amounts to two activations that can run simultaneously. However to deactivate should you want to move it to a new computer permanantly I believe the deactivate is under the help menu. So you should be able to just install to your laptop. Doesnt hurt to try.
04-22-2007, 08:24 AM
I strongly suggest that in the future you refrain from purchasing software that uses Product Activation.
But if one buys Photoshop, what it is is what it is???
05-20-2007, 01:28 PM
Yes, what it is is what is is. You nailed it.