Buying a new computer
Thread poster: Angel_7

Angel_7  Identity Verified
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Mar 28, 2006

When I buy a new computer how can I move the software I have, i.e. Adobe Acrobat, AnyCount, SolidPDF Converter etc. to my new computer? Aren't they licensed for my old one? Doesn't this mean I somehow have to contact the originator of the software and let them know I want to install the software on my new computer?

Sarah


 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Your software is licensed to be used on one computer Mar 28, 2006

but not on any specified computer.
If you install the software on a new PC, you can use it, but you are not allowed to use it on the old PC also (at least this is the usual licensing I know).
For example Microsoft Office will install and activate - but possibly you will have to call Microsoft to get the activation code for completlny new hardware.

But the software is usually not limited to a certain computer.

Regards
Jerzy


 

focustr
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If you are using both computers at home.. Mar 29, 2006

Sarah, if you would like to use both computers at home then I do not think it will be a problem to use the same licence on both. I have two desktop computers at home and only one licence for Adobe Acrobat Reader and some other licenced softwares. But I had to buy new licences to use on computers at work. But again as Jerzy says above, different softwares may have have different policies. It would be then be best to check out their web sites to learn more about their licencing policies.

Regards,

Mahir


 

Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Please be sure to check the license details for each application Mar 29, 2006

because it may be illegal to install particular software on several computers, even if all of them are at your home.

Uldis


 

Angel_7  Identity Verified
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Adobe Acrobat Reader Mar 29, 2006

focustr wrote:

Sarah, if you would like to use both computers at home then I do not think it will be a problem to use the same licence on both. I have two desktop computers at home and only one licence for Adobe Acrobat Reader and some other licenced softwares. But I had to buy new licences to use on computers at work. But again as Jerzy says above, different softwares may have have different policies. It would be then be best to check out their web sites to learn more about their licencing policies.

Regards,

Mahir


Do you mean the full (either standard or professional version) of Adobe Acrobat, as the Adobe Reader is free and can be installed on any machine?


 


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