A few months ago I bought CS6 when there was a really good sale.I knew I wouldn't be loading it in my current computer. I DIDN'T know that you needed a broadband internet connection ( according to the box) So I am now trying to decide if I should 1) sell this unopened software, as having anything but very slow dial up is not in my forseeable future. 2) look into other forms of internet such as Verizon WiFi My farrier was actually talking about his to me this week. Any advice?
on the box "This software will not operate without activation.Broadband internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation and subscriptions, and access to online services.Phone activation is not available"
If I cannot activate the software I am thinking what is teh point of even installing?
Are you putting this on a laptop? if so you could use the wifi at Mcdonalds, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Local Library. If your using a desktop you could always take it to a friends house and borrow their wifi.
Ans it should work with the dial up it will just be very very slow.
Sun 23-Dec-12 12:27 PM | edited Sun 23-Dec-12 12:53 PM by Drbee
This reply is to trigger a more informative response by others. I have CS5 and IIRC it hasn't required many updates - but updates do happen. OTOH, my LR4 has required several large updates. So I'm not sure about CS6.
Here's the but.... these updates are large and download times over 56K could be extensive. I saw a recent 56K update time for LR4 that was in the days.
Can you "borrow" a fast internet connection for these efforts at the local library or over WiFi from a friend/neighbor, local business, motel, etc. There are several options on WiFi, but you'll have to access the availability and feasibility where you live.
Edit: sorry for the hyperbole, this is from the Adobe LR4 update dialogue: Download times for Adobe LR4.3
35 hrs, 24 mins @ 56K modem 4 hrs, 47 mins @ DSL 1 hrs, 11 mins @ T1
Roger It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?
In fact, in my experience, it doesn't take anything like that amount of time. The 1 hour 11 mins let me think I could take a nice long coffee break, but the update completed before I had finished the first cup!