Photoshop: How do I get Photoshop from my old computer to new one after old computer has died? It is CS5 and I still have CD, box etc.

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Chris Cox

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Just install it on the new computer. If there is an activation problem (which isn't likely), contact Adobe Customer Support and explain the situation.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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If you have your serial # but you computer doesn't have a DVD drive, you can download older version installers here:

As Chris mentions, if you need to recover activation from a broken computer, go to this page and work with a chat agent. They should be able to restore your activation:

If you still have access to the computer, and it's still working, make sure you deactivate your product prior to disposing of, or selling the old computer: