Q&A: Can you install CS4 and Final Cut Pro on a computer with a legit license w/out the original install discs?

Question by Messenger†: Can you install CS4 and Final Cut Pro on a computer with a legit license w/out the original install discs?
I am thinking about buying a macbook pro on ebay with Final Cut Studio and Adobe CS4 (master collection) already installed, however, because they said that they will not include the original install discs, I am worried that if I buy it now and then buy a new mac later, I will not be able to use CS4 or Final Cut on the new mac.

Answer:

Answer by luminonsense
Yes, you can install any software as long as you have purchased license to it!

0 thoughts on “Q&A: Can you install CS4 and Final Cut Pro on a computer with a legit license w/out the original install discs?

  1. I believe you can as long as you have the serial numbers. However, it’s not really legal to buy a computer with those programs already installed unless the license is transferred.
    Here’s how to do it for Photoshop (assuming the whole Creative Suite 4 is installed): http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/152/tn_15281.html

    For Final Cut, Apple’s license agreement states “3. Transfer. You may not rent, lease, lend or sublicense the Apple Software. You may, however, make a one-time permanent transfer of all of your license rights to the Apple Software to another party, provided that: (a) the transfer must include all of the Apple Software, including all its component parts, original media, printed materials and this License; (b) you do not retain any copies of the Apple Software, full or partial, including copies stored on a computer or other storage device; and (c) the party receiving the Apple Software reads and agrees to accept the terms and conditions of this License. All components of the Apple Software are provided as part of a bundle and may not be separated from the bundle and distributed as standalone applications. ”

    In short, you will probably be able to use the programs if you get a new computer in the future even if you don’t have the install discs as long as you have the serial numbers and the person selling it to you doesn’t keep a copy of the software on their computer.

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