Lightroom 3


Cisco

Link Posted 18/08/2011 - 22:37
I've been told by a software supplier that I can't install LR3 on my PC and my laptop, unless I buy 2 licences !

Anyone know otherwise ? I can't afford that and I need my lappy when travelling

Microsoft allow it with W7, so why not Adobe ??
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Anvh

Link Posted 18/08/2011 - 23:00
Who is going to check?
If you want to stay at the save side you should make sure that you only run one copy at a time.

mecrox

Link Posted 18/08/2011 - 23:18
Cisco wrote:
I've been told by a software supplier that I can't install LR3 on my PC and my laptop, unless I buy 2 licences !

Anyone know otherwise ? I can't afford that and I need my lappy when travelling

Microsoft allow it with W7, so why not Adobe ??

Supplier is talking nonsense. This is from the FAQ on the Adobe site:

Quote:
How many computers are covered by a single license of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3?

Subject to the terms of the software license agreement, the primary user of the computer on which Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is installed may install a second copy of the software for his or her exclusive use on either a portable computer or a computer located at his or her home, provided that the software on the second computer is not used at the same time as the software on the primary computer. Lightroom is sold as multiplatform software, which means it can be installed on either Mac OS X or Windows.

bforbes

Link Posted 18/08/2011 - 23:30
Anvh wrote:
Who is going to check?
If you want to stay at the save side you should make sure that you only run one copy at a time.

Adobe check via the internet how many times the serial no has been used to activate the software. Without activation it will only run as a trial.
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Anvh

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 07:07
bforbes wrote:
Adobe check via the internet how many times the serial no has been used to activate the software. Without activation it will only run as a trial.

I know but you can say you've unstalled it from the other computer for example.
And if you use a router the IP will be the same for the laptop and the PC.
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selectcase

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 09:25
I know adobe allow you to instsall photoshop cs5.1 extended on a maximum of 2 computers as i bought it on monday and have registered it successfully on 2 computers using my online account so i woud think its the same for lightroom - if you go to purchase it direct from adobe they have online help and they will be able to answer your question.

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bforbes

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 10:07
Anvh wrote:
I know but you can say you've unstalled it from the other computer for example.
And if you use a router the IP will be the same for the laptop and the PC.

All I know is it would let me use the Serial number a third time even on the same router. I therfore had to Deacivate the software on one machine in order to get it working on another.
Barrie
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Mannesty

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 14:22
bforbes wrote:
Anvh wrote:
I know but you can say you've unstalled it from the other computer for example.
And if you use a router the IP will be the same for the laptop and the PC.

All I know is it would let me use the Serial number a third time even on the same router. I therfore had to Deacivate the software on one machine in order to get it working on another.

There is no option to deactivate Lightroom, and I've loaded my one copy about 5 times after reloading a PC/Laptop.

Photoshop et al are different, they will allow a third installation only once one of the two previous installs has been deactivated. This of course is not possible if a HDD dies and is replaced. The remedy then is to call Adobe (Telephone numbers appear during the activation process).
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selectcase

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 15:25
Mannesty wrote:
bforbes wrote:
Quote:
I know but you can say you've unstalled it from the other computer for example.
And if you use a router the IP will be the same for the laptop and the PC.

All I know is it would let me use the Serial number a third time even on the same router. I therfore had to Deacivate the software on one machine in order to get it working on another.

There is no option to deactivate Lightroom, and I've loaded my one copy about 5 times after reloading a PC/Laptop.

Photoshop et al are different, they will allow a third installation only once one of the two previous installs has been deactivated. This of course is not possible if a HDD dies and is replaced. The remedy then is to call Adobe (Telephone numbers appear during the activation process).

Have to agree with this as I too have installed lightroom and re-installed quite a few times without issue whereas photoshop has the deactivate option

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bforbes

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 18:24
Sorry your right, thinking about Elements 9
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Cisco

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 19:49
Anvh wrote:
Who is going to check?
If you want to stay at the save side you should make sure that you only run one copy at a time.

They check when u register, otherwise it's just a trial, and they know which computer because u send additional machine specific data each time

Therefore re-installing on the same machine(s) won't cause a problem, but a third (new) machine will ! They aint stupid !!

The supplier has now admitted he made a mistake ! Won't be buying from him then !!!

Much cheaper if u don't go to Abobe directly
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Last Edited by Cisco on 19/08/2011 - 19:49

Anvh

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 20:48
Cisco wrote:
because u send additional machine specific data each time

Oh really, where does it says you give permission to do that?
Also i update my pc quite frequently so if it was true my activation will be long over due by now
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Last Edited by Anvh on 19/08/2011 - 20:51

bretti_kivi

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 20:56
MAC addresses don't change that often and neither does your machine name.
It doesn't necessarily say you give permission, it's possible you agree to it in the depths of the Terms and conditions or licence agreement. It would surprise me very much if there's no simple way to identify your key and your computer.

Bret
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 22:35
Anvh wrote:
bforbes wrote:
Adobe check via the internet how many times the serial no has been used to activate the software. Without activation it will only run as a trial.

I know but you can say you've unstalled it from the other computer for example.
And if you use a router the IP will be the same for the laptop and the PC.

Most people in the UK have dynamic IPs anyway. My IP changes regularly.
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Cisco

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 22:35
bretti_kivi wrote:
MAC addresses don't change that often and neither does your machine name.
It doesn't necessarily say you give permission, it's possible you agree to it in the depths of the Terms and conditions or licence agreement. It would surprise me very much if there's no simple way to identify your key and your computer.

Bret

Exactly !! It's your MAC address that identifies you ! Every machine has a unique one ! even your phone !! It's not your IP that they record, it's your MAC ! That's why we're running out of IP addresses and having to move to IPv6 !!
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