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Old 10-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Reinstalling Software on New Computer/Laptop

My PC is dying; I can only run it in Safe Mode which prevents the use of the Internet or large software (thankfully, I have other outlets for the Internet). So I'm currently tossing all important files onto an external hard drive. Then my friend, an IT administrator, will wipe the PC's hard drive and I'll reinstall needed software and continue using it until I get myself a brand new laptop.

I have an opportunity to cheaply upgrade from CS2 to CS4. I'm wondering if my current PC would even be able to handle CS4 and how my old CS2 files will be read by the new version. Maybe I should just hurry up and get my new laptop.

While I'm at it, I guess I'll elaborate on that. I figured I should get a laptop instead of desktop because of my work in graphic design - being able to present my work and bring it with me would be convenient. I've always used PCs and will probably get Windows 7, but many graphic designers swear by Mac. I used Macs in school and didn't see a huge difference, but since I'm more accustomed to the former, I figure I'll stick with it.
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