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Transfer Sony Vaio Photoshop Elements to another computer?

by jca119 / November 28, 2011 5:28 AM PST

Just curious if there's any way to transfer the photoshop elements included with sony vaio laptops? Is there any way to find the product number? Thanks

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Very unlikely
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 5:35 AM PST

Photoshop Elements is an Adobe product and if it was pre-installed on your Sony Vaio then usually these are trial versions or limited versions of the full Adobe software.

Software applications don't transfer well in Windows from one computer to another. The files that are installed during the setup procedure are placed all over the operating system and specific entries made in the Windows Registry and that makes hunting them down to copy them over nigh on impossible.

In any case, OEM versions of software are fixed to the machine they came on, so even if you could transfer the files and registry entries across, the license activation would fail.

Sorry, but it doesn't look hopeful.

Mark

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Thanks guys
by jca119 / November 28, 2011 5:41 AM PST
In reply to: Very unlikely

Unfortunate news appreciate the replies though! Thanks

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Sadly not supported or possible.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 5:31 AM PST

These OEM version are crafted to block such transfers. Some folk learn about license restrictions this way.

Time to start shopping.
Bob

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