Tuesday, 19 March 2013

How to deactivate PSE?

What does Activating a software means?
Activation is the process by which Adobe validates that your software and serial number are genuine and that they are being used in accordance with the license you purchased.   
During the Activation process, information about the following is sent to Adobe via an Internet connection: your computer, your computer's operating system, the Adobe software in use on your computer, the Adobe serial number associated with that software, and your Adobe ID. In addition, Adobe receives the Internet Protocol address of your Internet connection. All the foregoing information is collectively referred to as the "Received Information" and is stored by Adobe.
Under following circumstances, you may receive an activation error if your computer has changed recently.
   1. Changed your computer's configuration, for example, due to a crash:
        i.  Upgraded your computer hardware.
        ii.  Replaced a hard drive
        iii.  Upgraded the Operating System
   2. Gotten a new computer and old computer is unavailable

Why/When do you need to deactivate your software?
As mentioned above while activating a software,your serial number gets stored with Adobe along with your computer info, computer's OS. So whenever you change your machine/OS and you  still want to use the software you need to deactivate previous installation and then activate your newer installation. 
So some scenarios in which you need to deactivate your software are-
   1. You purchased a new machine (laptop or desktop).
   2. You upgraded your OS.
   3. Your machine crashed.

How to deactivate?
A. When you have access to PSE (Adobe Photoshop Elements) Editor: 
    That is PSE editor is up and running fine. To deactivate:
1. Make sure that you are connected to internet.
2. Launch Editor.
3. Click 'Help->Deactivate' as shown below:

4. Click on 'Deactivate Permanently'. Once done, 'Cancel' button will change to 'Done' button. Click it to dismiss the dialog.

B. When PSE Editor is not available:
Due to machine crash or Editor not launching, to deactivate, please visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/activation/ and click on 'Chat now' button as shown in following snapshot:
For more information about activation/deactivation visit here.

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