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    Please forgive an obvious newbie question! What happens when one buys a new computer, and wants to install legally purchased and registered software that is installed on the old computer onto the new computer? I would assume that the key would no longer activate the new installation. I'm considering buying Photoshop to install on a two year old computer. There is nothing wrong with the current machine- it works fine,and easily exceeds the minimum system requirements to operate Photoshop. I'm just reluctant to pay for expensive software that I wouldn't be able to re-install on a new machine if I should decide to replace the old one. Many thanks for any help.

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    You should not have any trouble @ all.When you get a new computer to Reinstall the software in question.
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    What happens when one buys a new computer, and wants to install legally purchased and registered software that is installed on the old computer onto the new computer?
    Usually, and it depends on the license agreement, you would have to uninstall it from the computer you had originally installed it on prior to using it on any other computer. Make sure that your new computer's operating system supports the program.
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    John,

    Before purchasing the S/W, check the manufacturrer's web site to ensure that the version you purchase will be compatible with Win 7 (I assume the new PC will be Win 7). As Clint says most S/W requires uninstallation from the old before installation to the new PC. Good Luck and have fun. BTW: ensure where you purchase the S/W is a reputable, legitimate reseller.
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    chowur, Clint and Ted-

    Thanks for your prompt replies; you have put my mind at ease!

    John
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