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I wish to upgrade my OSX and am worried I lose my Adobe CS apps since they were issued by my (ex)college and i do not have the keys/seriel#'s

I didnt quite understand the answer given. Will a TM backup save all this apps/data so if my new osx gives me problems I can 'go back' and recover the previous osx and ALL my apps/data incl the Adobe stuff! ?

thanks D

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  • Back up will backup every thing if told to. – OzzieSpin Sep 22 '16 at 17:16
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First of all you should not use applications you don't have licenses for.

Yes, time machine backs up all data. If you chose to reinstall the same OS X version on the same computer everything should be the same.

Please keep in mind, though, that adobe's creative suite (CS1) does not work on newer versions of OA X/macOS.

  • Thanks OA- The college has the license and afaik its a group license so students can use it. I paid the college to have this use - i just hope they didnt screw me over on it :D ok gtk its an all data backup (y) yes i have CS5 suite. thanks – Darryn Sep 25 '16 at 20:06

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