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Photoshop CS2 - LOCKED, dead program

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Hi Guys, I have been out of the business for a while and now back.

I need the CS2 which I paid $750.00 for and now own, to re-install, activate, and work!

 

If I purchased an old car in 2001 for $750.00 and kept it running, the original owner or "salesman"

cannot by law stop it from running or prevent me from using it because he is demanding I buy another different car, under any circumstances.  It's the law!

 

So how is it that Adobe can just say, "Oh CS2, too bad!  We need more money so now you'll have to pay us 

again and pay us every month!"  That's outrageous and goes against everything I was taught as a child!

 

I once had a link to a list of activation codes and was given a different code than what appears on my original CD box.

Now it seems even THAT page has been taken down.  Is Adobe in receivership?  Why do they need so much money?

Based on what happens now, I will make my ultimate decision on how to look at this huge corporation called Adobe.

 

 

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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 versions of CS2 or CS3

 

Sorry, but nobody here can help, and Adobe support will also not help

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Photoshop CS2 - LOCKED, dead program

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Hi Guys, I have been out of the business for a while and now back.

I need the CS2 which I paid $750.00 for and now own, to re-install, activate, and work!

 

If I purchased an old car in 2001 for $750.00 and kept it running, the original owner or "salesman"

cannot by law stop it from running or prevent me from using it because he is demanding I buy another different car, under any circumstances.  It's the law!

 

So how is it that Adobe can just say, "Oh CS2, too bad!  We need more money so now you'll have to pay us 

again and pay us every month!"  That's outrageous and goes against everything I was taught as a child!

 

I once had a link to a list of activation codes and was given a different code than what appears on my original CD box.

Now it seems even THAT page has been taken down.  Is Adobe in receivership?  Why do they need so much money?

Based on what happens now, I will make my ultimate decision on how to look at this huge corporation called Adobe.

 

 

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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 versions of CS2 or CS3

 

Sorry, but nobody here can help, and Adobe support will also not help

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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 versions of CS2 or CS3

 

Sorry, but nobody here can help, and Adobe support will also not help

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If your computer is compatible, you may buy Photoshop Elements for a one time fee

 

http://www.adobe.com/products/elements-family.html

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There is no such thing as a forever license.  CS2 came out in 2005. The average shelf-life for software is 3-5 years.  So your expectation to keep using a 15 year relic is unreasonable because it won't run on most modern computers.  You got your money's worth and now it's time to find modern software that's compatible with modern computers.

 

Creative Suite is no longer legally sold by any vendor, retailer or country.  Adobe ended sales in early 2017.

MODERN OPTIONS:
Photoshop or Premier Elements 2020 (approx $100, no subscription needed)
https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Creative Cloud Photography Plan -- approx $10/month for 12 months. Includes the very latest versions of these great products & services:
-- Photoshop CC and Photoshop on iPad
-- Lightroom CC on desktop, mobile and the web
-- Lightroom Classic
-- Portfolio website + hosting
-- Spark with premium features
-- Bridge
-- 20 GB cloud storage (upgradable to 1 TB).
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

Creative Cloud All Apps (31 + apps & services) and Single Apps Plans
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

 

Creative Cloud will run on modern Mac or Windows platforms and includes free updates and upgrades for as long a you remain a paid member.  System Requirements:
https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html

 

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Beware of fake Adobe reps who may contact you privately offering to sell you software or take control of your computer. It's a scam, run away!
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3 Easy Ways to Identify Genuine Adobe Staff
https://tinyurl.com/10791730

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web.com

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