I'm about to reset my laptop to factory conditions and I need to reinstall Adobe CS 5.5 on it. I have the product key, but no way to actually download the programs, How would you suggest I get around this problem? The programs are currently installed on my Laptop. Its running Windows 8.1.
Resetting your laptop settings shouldn't change any software like CS. Why do you want to reset to factory settings anyway?
Because the laptop has many many programs on it that I can't be bothered to uninstall, not to mention I played around with the registry a bit. I wish to start on a clean slate. The problem is that I'm not sure how I'm going to get the software onto the laptop once its been reset. I'm not sure how to re-install the software because its not allowed to be downloaded again by adobe. Do you have a suggestion how to get the software and put it onto a hard drive and then re install when I need to?
The you're not doing a 'factory reset'. You just need to uninstall programs. Do that via Control Panel, Programs. Don't be so lazy. Else you'll have to reformat the drive, which wipes it clean, re-install Windows and download CS and re-install it. You can do that if you have the key code for it.