I'm attempting to install a very old version of Photoshop, CS3 onto my computer. The version apparently is so old that the activation servers are no longer used, so once I put my serial number in it only allows me to have a 30 day trial of the program I own.
I contacted Adobe support and they gave me a link to a page that instructs me to delete the program, then I use Creative Cloud Cleaner, and finally I navigate and delete a cache file. The instructions then instruct me to reinstall CS3 from the CS3 product download page, however the program is no longer listed.
I went through this process and attempted to reinstall via my CD, and once again I'm back where I started... with not being able to activate the program.
There's got to be a way around this.....
Help! Thank you!
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Sorry, no... all versions of CS3 and earlier are completely gone... that includes the links to download the special non-activation version
If you do not want a Cloud subscription, go to http://www.adobe.com/products/elements-family.html
Ugh! That's awful! Why didn't Adobe tell me that?
Not happy. I guess I can keep installing the program every 30 days.
I can only guess that support agents read from a computer screen of information, and that the information has not been updated... I contacted the Adobe employee who monitors these forums, so hopefully this won't happen to someone else
My Cs3 just dropped out--
is it best to start all over --and sign up with CC--assuming there are no upgrades available for CS3?
will I have access to my CS3 created files in the CC version of photoshop--?
Yes, you can open older Photoshop files with the "CC version".