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I need help reactivating my Adobe Photoshop CS (version 8.0) after upgrading my system to Windows 10. The steps provided by Adobe when I try to open the app do not work.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 21, 2016 Jan 21, 2016

CS2 + Acrobat 7 + Audition 3 (AND EARLIER) Activation Server is gone, so read below

You MUST use the special version and serial number on the page, not your original disc or serial number

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/creative-suite-2-activation-end-life.html

NOTE that CS2 will not install at all on a "modern" Mac with an Intel CPU, and when you install the special version of PPro2 on a Win7 or Win8 or Win10 computer, you MAY need to right click the program icon and select WinX

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CS2 + Acrobat 7 + Audition 3 (AND EARLIER) Activation Server is gone, so read below

You MUST use the special version and serial number on the page, not your original disc or serial number

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/creative-suite-2-activation-end-life.html

NOTE that CS2 will not install at all on a "modern" Mac with an Intel CPU, and when you install the special version of PPro2 on a Win7 or Win8 or Win10 computer, you MAY need to right click the program icon and select WinXP compatibility from the option popup

Also, that software is old enough that it may not work at all with Windows 10... but

An idea that MAY work to install and/or run old programs in Windows 10... works for some, not for others

-http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/15523-compatibility-mode-settings-apps-change-windows-10-a.html

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May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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Is this the same for CS on Windows 10?

 

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It does not matter what operating system you have, that old version will not work

The CS2-CS3-CS4 activation servers have been removed from service
-https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite.html?promoid=19SCDRQK
-So even if you have a disc or saved download, CS2-CS3-CS4 are completely dead
-Adobe also no longer supplies the special non-activation version of CS2-CS3-CS4
-EXCEPT https://community.adobe.com/t5/the-lounge-discussions/wishful-thinking/m-p/12629144
--See John Waller reply dated 1-1-22 There's a kink in the space-time continuum with CS4 activation.
Although the CS4 activation servers are officially dead, CS4 can still be activated for use on a fresh install on a computer where CS4 has never previously been installed. I successfully activated CS4 myself a couple of months ago just as a proof of concept

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