I've used these products for years and they have been great - I've written a book over many years and it is finally nearing completion. Some years ago I had to set the software up on a legacy laptop running windows 7 but I managed to do that using the CS2 downloads.
However the laptop needs replacing so I have set up another PC which will run windows 7. I thought I could just use the same method but it appears not. I registered the softwares using an adobe account but this is no longer recognised on the adobe login. When I try reregistering them with a new account I get the errors described above. I can't afford to rent the latest versions as they are way too expensive for me. I've still got the manuals, I've got the original disks and even proof of purchase.
The problem is that Adobe have always require registration of these products and I don't know how I can do this.
I'm sorry but that's irrelevant now. CS2 support ended in 2007. The aging activation servers failed many years ago and were taken offline forever. Even if you manage to install the software there is no possible way to activate it.
I can't afford to rent the latest versions as they are way too expensive for me.
Which titles were you using? Perhaps there are free or low-cost alternatives you can use instead.
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