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Reinstalling after Hard Drive Crash ... unable to validate Serial Number

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Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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My hard drive crashed, and I am reinstalling Adobe Acrobat (I believe Professional).

 

However, when I attempted to register, was given a message indicating that Adobe was unable to validate my serial number.

 

Is this fatal?  How can I fix this?

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Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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If you have Windows 7 read this
TLS 1.2 is required https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/eol-tls-support.html
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/security/enable-tls-1-2

 

When you can't deactivate a serial number
BE SURE TO ONLY ASK FOR ACTIVATION SUPPORT TO ADJUST YOUR ACTIVATION COUNT
You may need to PERSIST or TRY AGAIN to find a support agent with more experience

Be sure to remain signed in with your Adobe ID before accessing the link
Do be aware that Adobe's staffing is impacted by the virus, so wait times are long
-make sure that your browser does NOT block ads, scripts, or pop-ups
-you must also allow 'cookies' in your web browser for the link to work
This link will go directly to the chat option
Type "Agent" in the chat box to bypass the chatbot and be connected to a person
-Meaning type in the word Agent without the quote " " marks
https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?rghtup=autoOpen
- or https://helpx.adobe.com/contact/phone.html
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Also: beware of answering anyone who sends you a private message
-click for more information about scammers https://tinyurl.com/10791730

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