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#1 PeggyLee

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 03:56 PM

I have an HP desktop with XP installed. We acquired this computer 2nd hand at a flea market and has no installation discs.We would like to upgrade to Windows 7. This computer also has Photoshop CS. If we upgrade, this will wipe out all programs not originally installed on computer. How can we save Photoshop to re-install after 7 goes in? Maybe a second hard drive? Someone mentioned making a "ghost".  If so how would this be done? We are not very knowledgeable so we will need any instruction "spelled out" for us.

 

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 04:04 PM

Hi PeggyLee :)

You don't need to "save" Photoshop before installing Windows 7 on the computer. All you need to save is the product key. Once Windows 7 has been installed, you can download Photoshop from Adobe website (at the link below) and install it. Once done, simply re-enter your product key to activate it. You won't be able to ghost a program installed for Windows XP and move it to Windows 7 like that. Ghosting is used to create system images. You would be using a Windows XP ghost on a Windows 7 system, which won't work.

https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?platform=Windows&product=39 - It's the first download link.

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 04:35 PM

Thank you so much. Sounds much simpler than we thought it would be.I will most definitely give it a try. I think I found the product key but could you tell me the best way to find it?



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:33 PM

I don't have any experience in installing Adobe Photoshop, but apparently if you registered your product online, or using your Adobe account, it should be on it. See this thread on Adobe forums here.

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/508245?tstart=0

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 10:08 PM

There are utilities you can use to find product keys.

One of them is Belarc Advisor. http://www.belarc.com/

Install and run it. After it scans, a webpage will open with the results.

One of the sections will be for product keys. Hopefully the one you need will be listed.

Others may be able to suggest other programs for finding the key.

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:35 PM

A list of Password Recovery Tools given by Staff members that may help you ....:

 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 05:15 AM

noknojon, most of these tools are to recover Windows passwords, not product keys from programs, which is what PeggyLee is trying to do here.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 08:02 AM

If you don't know the keys for installed programs...you can try KeyFinder Magical Jelly Bean - http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ .

 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 10:00 AM

Thank you to everyone for the help. I will definitely check all of these sites out.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 11:05 AM

No problem Peggy, our pleasure :)

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 06:50 PM

Belarc Advisor...Be careful with the log it will create for your computer's profile. Belarc logs will show IPs, various product keys and serial numbers that should be kept private so don't post it.
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