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reinstalling lr 5 to new computer


New Member
Aug 21, 2021
Lightroom Version
Operating System
  1. Windows 10
i have a copy of lr 5 (licensed) and installed it to a new laptop, cannot update to 5.7 and 5.0 will not read my raw NEF images. Any idea on how to update my version 5 to 5,7
Jun 20, 2009
Houston, TX USA
Lightroom Experience
Power User
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Cloud Service
thanks, tried that they did help at all

hoping that I could find another way

You might try again. Adobe no longer has a public link for legacy apps like LR6 and LR5. I know that they will provide a private link for LR6.14. Perhaps they offer this as well for LR.5.7. Specifically ask for a private download link for LR5.7 and provide them with your license key. I would try via phone and chat.

Failing that you can down load the free DNG converter to convert your NEFs to RAW DNGs which can import into you LR5.0.
Nov 27, 2013
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Possibly you may obtain v5.7 in this link-
v5.7 Download?
But really, isn't it time you considered the Photography Plan (20GB) to upgrade your editing capability. Much has improved over six years in the many upgrades to be now at Version 10.4 (Now called Lightroom-Classic) $9.99 PHOTOGRAPHY PLAN (USA)