I purchased CS5.5 some years ago, but want to avoid the $49/month charge from Adobe since I'm pretty much retired, so I downloaded CS5.5 but the installer brings up a dialog that says I need the original CD, which of course I no longer have. Any suggestions on proceedure?
Thank you in advance for your help on this.
CEO, The Sherwood Group
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PS: Does your procedure work for CS6 too?
use the link below (if you have made an individual user purchase). (you'll also need your serial number - and that works for all pre-cc versions including cs6.)
Single user licensee downloadable installation files available:
And a big thank you to Jim @ Prodesigntools for helping me with these links!
The above solution doesn't point me to the CS5.5 download location. I do not have anything under My Plans in my account as the above instructions point to, and nothing under order history, so can't download this way Not sure why but it has been years since I installed CS5.5 on my older laptop.
Where can I just get the download from and then enter the valid s/n I bought?
contact support. things have changed.
This link no longer works for CS5. Adobe has made it impossible to download earlier versions, so you have to buy a monthly subscription for Creative Cloud. Very dissatisfied with their corporate policies!!!!!
It is ridiculous! I have a legit copy of CS3 i bought years ago which was working great and now after having to reinstall my operating system...I can't activate my purchased, legit, retail version....It's like being blackmailed into buying their more expensive options. I am NOT happy at all.....
The CS3 activation servers failed. Nobody plans that kind of thing, it just happens. CS3 is officially dead & gone. Assuming you never need to reinstall or update your OS, you should be golden for another 10-12 years. Unfortunately, reinstalling is not an option.
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This is the latest information, as of 12-18-19
For CS6 and earlier you may download ONLY if you bought direct from Adobe via download
-Log-in to your account and click this link https://account.adobe.com/products
--click Order history on the left and then the link to your order that will show on the right
--and finally click the link "Downloads and serial numbers" that will appear
--as always, write the serial number in a text file AND copy that text file and the
---download file(s) to an external drive (or two) to be sure you have what you need
-if you did not buy direct from Adobe via download you must find your original install
--if you have an Education or volume license you MUST use your original media
--the link for an Education or volume license download is not available at all
-if you bought a disc and don't have a drive you will need to buy an external USB drive
-if you bought a download from a 3rd party vendor you will need to contact that vendor