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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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ē Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
ē If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4965 on: July 24, 2018, 01:48:13 PM »
Your computer was running very hot when you took that screenshot?
Deff running hot, but it wasnít on for that long so it wasnít too hot. From what I showed, it looks normal ? Could it be that itís dust in the bottom of the computer, therefore the fan is working non stop and itís getting hot and draining battery ? (Not that I think itís dusty just after googling around that seems to be the most common issue for fan working tirelessly.)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4966 on: July 24, 2018, 02:00:35 PM »
It does look normal.  The fan on my laptop runs whenever it is on.  I believe it's designed that way.

What kind of surface do you generally use your laptop on?

When you say the battery drains really fast, how fast?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4967 on: July 24, 2018, 02:06:03 PM »
It does look normal.  The fan on my laptop runs whenever it is on.  I believe it's designed that way.

What kind of surface do you generally use your laptop on?

When you say the battery drains really fast, how fast?
I put it on all different type of surfaces. It gets hot whether itís on a reg desk or on a bed. It has like 1 hour battery life or even a bit less. This issue seemed to come out of nowhere. Was working reg until about two weeks ago and then the laptop went crazy..

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4968 on: July 24, 2018, 02:07:05 PM »
I put it on all different type of surfaces. It gets hot whether itís on a reg desk or on a bed. It has like 1 hour battery life or even a bit less. This issue seemed to come out of nowhere. Was working reg until about two weeks ago and then the laptop went crazy..
Did you install any new programs around then?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4969 on: July 24, 2018, 04:36:47 PM »
Did you install any new programs around then?
The only kind of thing I did was allow flash drive or something like that.. as you can tell Iím not to tech savvy.. especially when it comes to computers.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4970 on: July 26, 2018, 11:17:54 AM »
Looking for a license for adobe cs6 (or cs5). Anyone familiar where to get it? Also, anyone have extra microsoft office licenses they'd like to sell? figured that out  ;)
adobe without cracks? i have cs5 on the computer that i'm getting rid of, but I don't have the cd to install nor do I know how to get the license off of my old pc. Anyone avail to help? Really appreciate it!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4971 on: July 26, 2018, 09:03:14 PM »
Looking for a license for adobe cs6 (or cs5). Anyone familiar where to get it? Also, anyone have extra microsoft office licenses they'd like to sell? figured that out  ;)
adobe without cracks? i have cs5 on the computer that i'm getting rid of, but I don't have the cd to install nor do I know how to get the license off of my old pc. Anyone avail to help? Really appreciate it!
You can find the serial number on the old PC with Belarc Advisor or manually as instructed here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2174645

Installation files can be downloaded here https://prodesigntools.com/all-adobe-cs5-direct-download-links.html

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4972 on: July 27, 2018, 10:13:21 AM »
You can find the serial number on the old PC with Belarc Advisor or manually as instructed here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2174645

Installation files can be downloaded here https://prodesigntools.com/all-adobe-cs5-direct-download-links.html

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4973 on: July 27, 2018, 10:30:36 AM »
hp pavilion vs. dell inspiron? Price and specs same (i5).

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4974 on: July 27, 2018, 11:57:11 AM »
hp pavilion vs. dell inspiron? Price and specs same (i5).
Same gen i5?

Personally, I saw HP Pavilion being more durable.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4975 on: July 27, 2018, 12:33:46 PM »
Anything to be aware before buying Microsoft 2016 key from random seller on eBay? Can it possibly cause any harm to my computer?


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4976 on: July 27, 2018, 02:35:45 PM »
Anything to be aware before buying Microsoft 2016 key from random seller on eBay? Can it possibly cause any harm to my computer?
No it won't cause any harm to your computer. It's downloaded direct from Microsoft. Although I've been told that these codes are most probably counterfeit codes. Meaning that the sellers know Microsoft's algorithm of generating codes and made their own.

They break the algorithm and make a keygen.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4977 on: July 28, 2018, 11:44:06 PM »
You can find the serial number on the old PC with Belarc Advisor or manually as instructed here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2174645

Installation files can be downloaded here https://prodesigntools.com/all-adobe-cs5-direct-download-links.html

Do I have to uninstall on old pc in order for license to work? Because it's coming up that it isn't valid.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4978 on: July 29, 2018, 12:04:24 AM »
Do I have to uninstall on old pc in order for license to work? Because it's coming up that it isn't valid.
IIRC there's a way to deactivate the license on the old computer.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4979 on: July 29, 2018, 07:43:44 PM »
IIRC there's a way to deactivate the license on the old computer.
Correct. Help > Deactivate

You can also try to contact Adobe if that still doesn't help https://helpx.adobe.com/contact/support.html