Re: I HAVE CS4 AND I CANT ACCESS IT [CS4 Activation Servers are dead] (Branched from old topic)

Community Beginner ,
Dec 23, 2021 Dec 23, 2021

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Not the OP, and this is an old post but here goes:

I for one own early versions of CS, which still work on modern computers. To remove the ability to use said programs because adobe cannot manage to keep a registration/activation server active is ludicrous. I paid for perpetual programs, and can no longer use them on my computer of choice because of this. That on top of Acrobat DS literally force deleting full versions of Acrobat Pro that were bought and paid for.

If a person owns a copy of CS4, Adobe should not be cutting off the use of those programs. Full Stop.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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This was branched & moved to a new topic.

 

Activation of CS4 is no longer possible because the activation servers for that 13-14 year old product no longer exist.

 

Creative Cloud takes over when you install it on the same device as legacy Creative Suite. 

Suggest you continue using Creative Cloud and unistall CS4 with the Adobe Cleaner Tool if needed.

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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The adobe site specifically says that CS4 can no longer be activated because the activation servers were too old.

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Community Beginner ,
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[Merged from an old topic.]

 

John, CS4 runs perfectly well on modern computers with Windows 10.

 

To remove the ability to use a product bought and paid for is borderline criminal.

 

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