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captivate asks for a serial number but I have a subscription

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Feb 20, 2020

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Hello,

I don't know why but captivate keeps asking for a serial number while I have an active subscription.

The support was really not helpful so far and verry difficult (impossible) to reach. They asked me to uninstall/install and run a cleaner tool. I did all that and it didn't change anything. I can't use captivate at all.

I'm running the latest captivate 2019 for mac on mac os catalina.

 

Thanks for you help. 

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captivate asks for a serial number but I have a subscription

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Hello,

I don't know why but captivate keeps asking for a serial number while I have an active subscription.

The support was really not helpful so far and verry difficult (impossible) to reach. They asked me to uninstall/install and run a cleaner tool. I did all that and it didn't change anything. I can't use captivate at all.

I'm running the latest captivate 2019 for mac on mac os catalina.

 

Thanks for you help. 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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Do you log in with the Adobe ID which was used when acquiring the subsctipion license?

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Yes I do, I use the same account for the creative suite that I also have.

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I'm just a user. Will try to contact a staff member who could help you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Just a couple of suggestions.  

Are you aware that Captivate is NOT part of the Creative Suite?  You need to have a separate subscription that applies for Captivate itself.  If you log into the Adobe website with your Adobe ID, you should be able to go to your personal User Profile and look there at the subscriptions and licenses that apply to you.  If you do not see Captivate listed, that will be the reason why you are seeing these messages.

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Hi, 

 

I have sent you a direct message, please reply to that. 

 

Regards,

Shaleen

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Dumb question, but did your trial expire already? Mine went seemlessly to my purchase after that. Previous to that, it kept giving the prompt that I had X number of days before my trial expired.

 

Hope that's it.

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I am driving myself insane!!

I am 'quarantined' and I have purchased a monthly subscription since my 30 day trial ended and the pop up keeps saying its expired and I need to buy or enter a serial code. I uninstalled and installed way too many times, everytime I click the purchase option it says I already purchased it. I have deadlines to make please help ASAP.

 

Oh and I have been on hold for over 30 minutes. 

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New Here ,
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I think you're the one I just commented on a moment ago, but did this get resolved??? I'm losing it bc I'm having the same issue. 

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I'm having the exact same issue, running the exact same OS and version of Captivate.  The serial number listed in my account returns the message: "The serial number you've entered is invalid." This being the only serial number I have, I'm completely out of options.  I'm also confused why Captivate seems to be the only downloadable software on the planet that still requires a serial number after submitting your user ID & Password, makes no sense to me, but what do I know?  

 

Any information on this matter would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! 

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I called into Adobe customer support and they were able to take control of my Mac and resolve. Apparently there were some security settings that changed about a month or so ago, not sure if it was on their side or the OS side, but they were able to hop in and fix it!

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Thanks, so, how did you get Adobe to actually get back to you, or even do a control session?  I've been asking for help from Adobe Support since I posted this and all I got back was another link to re-download the install and it's rinse & repeat all over again.  You must be lucky, I actually don't think anyone works at Adobe Support at all. 

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You may be in luck.  Just yesterday a good person from Adobe Support answered a question here on the forum and volunteered to help with ANY Adobe Captivate and Adobe Captivate PRIME questions.

 

Take a look at this thread: https://community.adobe.com/t5/captivate-prime/able-to-track-which-users-have-watched-videos-as-part...

 

You can probably send him a personal message.

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I am also having the same issue this morning. My Captivate Trial expired and even though I have a subscription it did not convert to subscription version. I removed the Trial version and downloaded the subscription version from my Account page. After installing I get the same message that the Captivate Trial has expired and I have no serial number to get it to launch. Please help.

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I have asked the staff to look into your problem. They may contact you directly through private message.

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Thank you, I do appreciate it!

Thank You,
Mark Savage
Creative Director
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972.464.0004 x1219
Quest Resource Management Group
3481 Plano Pkwy, The Colony, TX 75056

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Thank you,

We were able to get Adobe Support to remote in and correct this issue. It had something do with the log-in and it may have just been circumstantial, however, the fix for me was to select (not your Adobe ID?) just under "Sign in required", then I logged in normally and it worked fine. Not sure is this the fix for all but might be worth a try. 

 

Thank you Adobe for the support! 

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