My MacBookPro's screen recently started flickering. I read a few VERY lengthy threads in forums at apple.com and have concluded that the problem is either due to a hardware design flaw that Apple ignores or it is a software issue.
I'm hoping it is related to recent system updates or even better, perhaps it is caused by third party software that I installed. With that hope, I'm going wipe the drive, re-install the operating system, and then re-install all applications.
If I use SuperDuper to create a sandbox partition, I can install one app at a time over a stretch and rollback once I've identified the app that introduces the flickering.
One problem. On a Windows system, Adobe Creative Suite performs low level disc manipulation, writing activation information to the zero-sector of a hard drive.
On a Windows system, this made restoring drive images using programs like Acronis TruImage a nightmare because the software would de-activate. Afterwards, you'd have to spend hours on the phone with Adobe to manually re-activate. Once software associated with your serial number requires manual re-activation, you're stuck. You will always have to call Adobe to re-activate.
So, does anyone have experience using SuperDuper sandboxes with Adobe Creative Suite? Does it work or did swapping between your sandbox and your master cause the CS5 to de-activate?