Hi. I have a problem activating PS CS6.
I was replacing the SSD in my Macbook Pro. Before replacing, I uninstalled PS CS6. After replacing it, I can't reinstall CS6
I bought a PS CS3 first and then a PS CS6 as an upgrade. I have 2 codes to activate.
After uploading PS CS6, I entered the upgrade code. A message appeared in the window that the code was invalid. Unfortunately, you cannot re-enter the code, because the Adobe window says that I am not connected to the Internet, which is not true.
In the chat, Adobe employees did not explain anything.
Hi @Robert26515915t4pl, I'm sorry to hear about the trouble. How did you try to install CS6 after replacing your SSD? From a download link or physical disk? If you have registered or purchased your Creative Suite app from Adobe, you may be able to download CS6 from your account. You need your serial number, not only the upgrade code. Check this help page (Last updated on Aug 3, 2022) for more info: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/cs6-install-instructions.html.
At the beginning, I wrote that I bought a PS CS3 and an upgrade to PS CS6. Purchase from the official distributor in Poland. Unfortunately, it no longer exists. Of course, I have both versions on DVD. I also have the original 2 passwords. I was installing the program from PS CS6 media. Until now, Adobe, after entering the password to upgrade to CS6, asked, then for the password to CS3. Now, after entering the password to upgrade to CS6, I immediately got a message that the password is incorrect. After that, the message in the Adobe window that the computer is not connected to the Internet is displayed all the time, which is not true. Ultimately, Adobe reported that my password was invalid or expired, and then that it was being distributed illegally. I am the first and only owner of a CS3 license and an upgrade to CS6. I did not share the password with anyone. I would like to add that I have registered the product and currently Adobe states that the version with my license is not used anywhere. Adobe is not responding, just urging you to buy a subscription for new versions. It looks bad.
what's your mac os?
your default browser must support tls 1.2, https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/eol-tls-support.html
to test your default browser's tls you can use , https://clienttest.ssllabs.com:8443/ssltest/viewMyClient.html
By password, do you mean serial number?
I may be wrong, but I think CS6 could be upgraded only from CS4 and CS5. So at some time perhaps you had a CS4 or CS5 serial number, and need to find it again.
1. I have CS3 and upgrade from CS3 to CS6. It was warking well for many years.
2. Pasword = serial number
Regarding offline activation :
1. I dont understand what is machine request code that I have to write on the left. How can I receive it?
2. Which serial number I should write first, of CS3 or of upgrade to CS6
I pressed "generate response code" and an "invalid request code" alert appeared. I also used serial number of upgrade to CS6
check default browser tls.
Unfortunately, offline activation was also unsuccessful. After obtaining the Request Code and trying to generate a Response Code, the following alerts appeared in both fields: Wrong Request Code and Wrong serial number
again, check your default browser tls
I have up to date Google Chrome ver. 106.0.5249.103. It means that tls 1,2 is standard mode.
Adobe's answer just received
Thank You for sharing concern with us.
The CS6 version is no longer available, for more details please refer to the link- https://helpx.adobe.com/in/support/programs/adobe-support-policies-supported-product-versions.html
But I bought PS CS6 with lifetime license.
If so, Adobe is obliged to enable me to reactivate the program on a new disk along with the updates that have already appeared. This is probably a breach of contract by Adobe?
cs6 is no longer supported by adobe, but it is available and it still can be activated. but to activate (during the installation process), you must contact adobe's secure servers.
there are a number of things on your computer and/or network that could prevent that and trigger the error you posted in your first message.
confirm that you can connect to the secure adobe servers by reading, http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/activation-network-issues.html
do you see both logos (after clicking the test link)?
if you can and still see a connection error try these steps, https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/common-network-connectivity-issues.html
if those all fail, white list the adobe network endpoints, https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/kb/network-endpoints.html
I see both logos.
I checked my settings on MacOS. All incoming connections are allowed.
Everything is OK with my internet connection, since after entering the serial number, Adobe sent me this:
ok, so you made progress by getting past that internet connection error and getting that invalid license error.
unfortunately, that invalid license error is probably not possible to over-come. your only hope of past that is IF you purchased your cs6 directly from adobe.com, and not a reseller or amazon or anyone else.
did you purchase it from (and hopefully register it with) adobe?
I have already explained that I have bought PS CS3 and the upgrade to PS CS6 from the official and probably the only distributor in Poland - Wimal company. The boxes were originally packed and no one had access to the serial number. If my copy installed on the old SSD until Sunday was illegal, Adobe would have blocked it. I connect to the internet with my Macbook Pro all the time. I have also mentioned that according to the Adobe website my copy is not using. As I mentioned before, according to the Adobe website, my copy is not installed on any device. According to the license, it can be installed on two devices at the same time (you can only work on one copy at a time).
Let me remind you of the sequence of events. At first, Adobe did not notify me of any connection error. Their website was displayed where I entered the serial number and then a message about an incorrect serial number appeared and only then Adobe started to show a connection error. There is no connection error, as you can see, as evidenced by the screen from the connection test that I entered a moment ago.
My answer to Adobe:
Any idea how to contact with an official Adobe technical support? But not by phone