Photoshop: If my hard disk fails will I be able to reinstall?

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My hard disk has been acting up lately and I think it will soon be time for a new one (again!). I have the Adobe Creative Suite CS5.1 installed on my disk. I know that it is always a good idea to save and back up the drive, but what if the disk fails before then? What will happen to my CS5.1? will I still be able to reinstall it on a new drive with the same serial? or will I be SOL and have to purchase a new license? I would like to know so that I can immediately uninstall my software to avoid any heartache in the future.
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alex villanueva

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Hi Alex,

Yes, you will be able to reinstall. You should definitely back up your failing drive, the deactivate your Creative Suite.

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