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My C: SSD is low on space and I want to upgrade to a larger size.  Best Buy tells me that even though I have a valid license, AF might not copy over due to pirating issues/etc when they perform a mirror image to the new drive, which would be a royal pain for me if I have to manually reinstall all my applications manually and causing me to abandon the upgrade.  Could you tell me if the AF app will copy over during a mirror and if not is there is a way around this issue?

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Jim L

 

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You should have no problem with the Affinity applications.

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Yes, it should work provided that the new drive  becomes the new C: drive. If not you could try App Mover which works OK for me.

John

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10 hours ago, astronut80920 said:

Best Buy tells me that even though I have a valid license, AF might not copy over due to pirating issues/etc when they perform a mirror image to the new drive

Not sure why they are saying that.

Mirroring to a new larger SSD drive should be a simple and fool proof operation. I've done it at least twice when a SSD drive has started to fail or needed an upgrade

 

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6 hours ago, carl123 said:

Not sure why they are saying that.

I have one piece of software on my Mac Pro which will require reauthorization if I get a new HD. Not a big deal.

They are just making sure you have de-authorized everything that needs to be, think about Adobe's authorization/de-authorization procedure back in the day.

There used to be a lot of software which was tied to some checksum of the physical parts' serial numbers, CPU + GPU + hard drive etc, so a change of pretty much anything other than just RAM would result in "Hang on, this is not the computer I am registered to run on." coming up as soon as you tried to start your upgraded machine.

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