Originally posted by Knotty Alder
Is there a good "free" program to copy the registry files? Also, may I ask why you don't like where this is going?
You can manually copy the keys. I've done this one time with success the others have been failures. Only reason was we lost our CD key for Adobe Illustrator here at work, and we are all to lazy to call tech support..it needed to be moved to another pc so what I did was...
Copy the entire folder from the c:\progam files\adobe\illustrator folder. Then I launched REGEDIT and exported the following key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>ADOBE>Illustrator.
Then I went to the PC that it was to be installed on and copied over the folder and double clicked on the exported registry file (which then prompts you if you would like to add this info to the current registry and click yes). I launched the main illustrator EXE file and it worked. Its easier if they are the same OS. This is a really bad way to install software though