Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:00 PM
I have a LEGITIMATE copy of Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium (seriously, I will take pictures of the box and CDs if I need to). It was purchased a while back and given to me when I was younger. Younger and more stupid, I might add, since I neither asked for the receipt nor registered the product online. This was fine up until I wanted Adobe CS2 on my new computer, and upon transferring it told me my serial number was now invalid. I probably just need to re-install, but surprise surprise, I lost the sleeve with the serial number on it too!
I tried calling Adobe to see if there was anything I could do, but no luck, thanks to the lack of proof of purchase. So I turned to Google. Apparently, the serial number is stored in the registry of my computer. I recently upgraded my old computer to a new one, since the old one doesn't power on anymore (and it's old). My old hard drive is currently in a USB enclosure connected to my new computer.
What I'd like to know is, is there any way I can view the registry of my old hard drive? I don't want to edit or remove anything, just to look and see the serial number of my copy of Adobe CS2.
Old Computer OS: Windows XP (SP3)
New Computer OS: Windows 7 64-bit
(I also googled a possible solution. Something about loading a "hive" into regedit and then unloading it when I'm done. Further research says the serial number is said to be under HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and the, uh "hive" for that is said to be located in NTUSER.DAT. Well, I know where NTUSER.DAT is, but I sure don't know how to do anything with the registry!)