Photoshop CC: How can I install on multiple computers? (laptop + Desktop)

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I have Photoshop on my laptop and I and I want to add to my Computer. I know I can do this legally, but I don't seem to be able too!
Please help!
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Creative Cloud allows you to activate on 2 of your personal computers (e.g. a laptop and desktop)

Go to and sign in with your Adobe ID and then download your software to start using on that computer.

Technically, you can install on as many systems (Mac and Win) as you like. I have 5 systems at any given time between home, work/testing machines. However, you can sign-in and activate CC on two of those systems at a time.

To start using on a 3rd computer, simply sign out of one of the two other activated computers. Don’t worry if you don’t have access to the computers to sign out. When you log-in and encounter that you're signed in and activated on two other systems, you will be asked if you want to deactivate the other systems so you can sign-in and start using the current system immediately. This eliminates lost activations from dead systems or systems you don't have ready access to.

Cross platform licenses and roaming activation are both new features of Creative Cloud which hopefully adds a level of convenience not available before.

Additional details on activation: