Q&A: How many computers can you install Photoshop Cs4 on?

Question by McGuy: How many computers can you install Photoshop Cs4 on?
I’m probably going to get Photoshop Cs4, but I was curious. How many computers can you really install it on using the one disc and one cd code? I’ve read that you can install it on 2 computers but you cannot use them at the same time. Is this true? Also, why do they make a Mac version and a Windows version, and is there a way to get around this?

Best answer:

Answer by freestuff2dotech
Probably as many as you want as long as you have the disk and product key rather than an online purchase download and product key. As for the difference in software versions, a Mac is a data-based operating system and Windows is a file-based operating system, with the exception of the new Windows 7, but it still has a registry whereas a Mac does not, so I cannot say for sure about Windows 7 without actually testing it.

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0 thoughts on “Q&A: How many computers can you install Photoshop Cs4 on?

  1. You can install it on as many machines as you wish.. but legally only one machine can be using it at any one time simultaneously.

  2. You are correct about the 2 computers. For example – your home desktop and a laptop that you travel with. And yes, the idea is that you don’t use it on the 2 computers at once.

    This is the document from Adobe that explains it http://www.adobe.com/products/eulas/pdfs/Gen_WWCombined-combined-20080623_1026.pdf

    As far as the Mac vs Windows versions, someone explained the “why.” So your 2 computers need to be the same platform. However, you can do a platform swap http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/405/kb405819.html

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