Clean install of windows --- Uninstall Adobe Products first?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Guest, Jan 11, 2013.

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    Guest Guest

    I am about to do a clean reinstall of Windows (7, 64-bit).

    I have Adobe Prod Premium CS6 and Lightroom 4.

    Do I need to uninstall them first before I do the OS install
    and reinstall of the Adobe products? Or will Adobe notice
    that it is actually the same machine and activate cleanly.

    Guest, Jan 11, 2013
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    CG MARK Guest

    If the CS6 media is original and the key for it is original, then the
    activation will work normally after win instalation.
    CG MARK, Jan 24, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    CG> If the CS6 media is original and the key for it is original,
    CG> then the activation will work normally after win instalation.

    Adobe advised deactivating and uninstalling under the previous windows.
    I did so, and after the clean install of Windows had no problems with

    Guest, Jan 29, 2013
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    paulotuatail Guest

    If you are going to install windows as a clean system then it makes no diffrence Windows win create its own new partialy filled windows registry. Adobe will not be in the registry and you will need to install it again. You can point the instalation at the same directory and it will blindly over write it all again. You just need to go through the painful process of a lengthy install and enter the registration key.

    If you (like me) have a multi partition, you can have Windows on C:\ and dobe and every thinhg else on D:\

    What I do is use Norton ghost to create an image of c:\ after the system isset up. This image can go on D:\ or even E:\. The process of putting the image back is a simple process which means booting of the norton ghost CD and putting the image back. This process usualy takes less than 30 minutes which is less than all the instalations you have to go through. I do this when I build computers for people.

    paulotuatail, Mar 22, 2013
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    Wilfried Guest

    Desmond, you are only partially right.
    E.g. Adobe Acrobat (full version) needs to be unregistered first. If you
    don't unregister, you are not able to use the same license key in the
    new install.
    However I don't know how Adobe Prod Premium CS6 and Lightroom 4 behave
    in this respect.
    Wilfried, Mar 22, 2013
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