Creative Suite CS3 - How to Activate? [CS3 is DEAD]

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As others have stated, we paid large sums of money for Adobe Creative Suite CS3 and NOW, when we buy a new

computer and install it,  we cannot ACTIVATE IT !!!  

 I understand it is old, but I need it for my job.

The only way I can continue to use it is to keep my VERY OLD COMPUTER as a backup.

This is a shame and Adobe does not care  about their customers... I am OK using an old program, I do not need

the new CLOUD features, but they are blocking me.

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021
Not possible - The CS2-CS3-CS4 activation servers have been removed from service -https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite.html?promoid=19SCDRQK

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Not possible - The CS2-CS3-CS4 activation servers have been removed from service
-https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite.html?promoid=19SCDRQK

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After 12 years, I'd say you got your money's worth from it.

 

The activation servers were failing and couldn't be kept running any longer. The software run on them won't run on modern equipment/OS's.

 

It's not that Adobe "doesn't care" about their customers, it's that it is impossible for them to support activation of long-ago retired software.

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Sorry to say CS3 is officially dead. 

 

I don't know which apps you use but Creative Suite is no longer legally sold in any country.  You will need modern software that's compatible with modern equipment.  If not Creative Cloud, then something comparable.

 

Photoshop Elements 2021 can be purchased without a subscription. 

https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Creative Cloud Photography Plan (approx $10/month for 12 months). Includes the following:
- Photoshop CC and Photoshop on iPad
- Lightroom on desktop, mobile and the web
- Lightroom Classic
- Portfolio website + hosting
- Spark with premium features
- Bridge
- 20 GB cloud storage (upgradable to 1 TB).
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

Creative Cloud All Apps (51 + apps & services) and Single Apps Plans
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

 

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Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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