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Jan 03, 2013

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Dear Sirs,

 

Good day and Happy New Year.

 

We have purchased few years ago Acrobat 7.0 professional which now we need to uninstall it and intall it again to a pc that was formatted. Unfortunately we got an error message for server being unavailable. We have been instructed by the support ot follow the FAQ with instsallation files that do not require activation but it is not included the Acrobat 7.0 professional.

 

Please advise how can we prooceed with the activation.

 

Many thanks.

 

Best Regards,

 

Agapi Iglesi

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Correct answer by John T Smith | Most Valuable Participant

The CS3 and earlier activation server has been removed from service
-So even if you have a disc or saved download, CS3 and earlier are completely dead
-Adobe also no longer supplies the special non-activation version of CS3

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Acrobat 7.0 activation LOCKED, dead product

New Here ,
Jan 03, 2013

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Dear Sirs,

 

Good day and Happy New Year.

 

We have purchased few years ago Acrobat 7.0 professional which now we need to uninstall it and intall it again to a pc that was formatted. Unfortunately we got an error message for server being unavailable. We have been instructed by the support ot follow the FAQ with instsallation files that do not require activation but it is not included the Acrobat 7.0 professional.

 

Please advise how can we prooceed with the activation.

 

Many thanks.

 

Best Regards,

 

Agapi Iglesi

Most Valuable Participant
Correct answer by John T Smith | Most Valuable Participant

The CS3 and earlier activation server has been removed from service
-So even if you have a disc or saved download, CS3 and earlier are completely dead
-Adobe also no longer supplies the special non-activation version of CS3

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LEGEND ,
Jan 03, 2013

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Please follow the directions here:

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

If you have trouble with one of the steps let us know and we can try to help.

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2015

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I followed the instructions but when I input the serial number. it comes back with invalid serial number???

Please help I want to install adobe pro 7

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 28, 2015

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Did you use the serial number given to the right of the download link? Your original one won't work.

Gene

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 28, 2015

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You don't see the serial number? Are you looking to the right of the Acrobat Pro link?

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2015

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Can you please send me the activation number please???

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New Here ,
Aug 25, 2016

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I too have had to reinstall Acrobat Professional 7 and can NOT activate it.  I used this link ( http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/creative-suite-2-activation-end-life.htm l ) but it took me in circles. Any assistance will be appreciated!   BTW, Illustrator's activation went perfectly.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 25, 2016

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Uninstall the old Acrobat 7 Pro

Go to this page Download Adobe Acrobat 7 and Adobe Creative Suite 2 products

Click on "English" and it will expand to all non-activation products.

Download Acrobat 7 Pro and use the serial number to the right of the download.

If you install it and use the provided serial number, it will not ask you for activation.

Your original cdrom and serial is useless, throw it away.

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New Here ,
Aug 25, 2016

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THX for the advice.  Simple and it worked!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 25, 2016

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You're welcome.  I'm glad you are out of the ditch and on your way.

Gene

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New Here ,
Feb 11, 2020

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I just got a new computer and want to install my old Adobe Pro 7.0.  I'm having the same problem.  The provided link seems to just take me to the site offering the Cloud versions of the software.  Is there a way to activate my license?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 11, 2020

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Not if you got it as part of Creative Suite 2. Adobe has shut down the activation servers for CS1-CS3 and there is no longer anyway to legally install those three suites.

 

Be aware that scammers may try to contact you claiming to be Adobe support and offering to sell you a new copy of Creative Suites. None of the Creative Suites are legally available for sale, and you will probably wind up with something that is full of ransomware or malware, assuming you actually get something in return for your money. Scammers are commonly (but not always!) using "ADOBE" as the first part of their user name, and their emails are often "adobecares" at "outlook.com". If someone tries to sell you any version of CS through a private message, report them immediately so that they can be banned.

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New Here ,
Jul 26, 2020

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I have the same question as davidh27493495. Still looking for answer to activate Adobe Pro 7.0. And no, I did not get it as part of Creative Suite. It came in box off the shelf with a CD and serial number which might be useless now.  It was working when I originally installed it years ago.  I tried to reinstall from the CD I get an error that just says stopped working. No instructions. No Thank You for purchasing our cripple ware.
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Jul 26, 2020

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Jul 26, 2020

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The CS3 and earlier activation server has been removed from service
-So even if you have a disc or saved download, CS3 and earlier are completely dead
-Adobe also no longer supplies the special non-activation version of CS3

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