I have used Dreamweaver CS3 for 7 years and now I changed the computer and installed it to the new computer. But I could not activate it using the original serial number. It seems this old dreamweaver is no logner supported. So I could not use it any more?? This program is supposed to be good for two computers and I only used it for one computer. So I do not think I have to deactivate the one on the old computer. Any comment is appreciated. Thank you.
CS3 is more than a decade old. The activation servers were retired. You will need to obtain a new installer and serial number that does not need activation. For details, see the correct answer below.
Thank you for your information.
It's official. CS3 Activation Servers have been retired. If you have CS3 or Acrobat 8, see this help article for further details on how to obtain a replacement version & new serial number that does not require activation. This is not freeware. You will be asked to log-in with your Adobe ID and provide a valid CS3 serial number.
I got a new serial number from the above mentioned page. I still cannot activate even with the new number provided.
It seems I need an authorization code. There is no phone support for Adobe and chat service was not helpfull at all. They just directed me to this forum.
Did you have CS3 on this computer before? If yes, you need to wipe all traces of it from your system.
NOTE: For best results, remove your old CS3 / Acrobat 8 BEFORE installing the replacement version. Below is a link to the CS Cleaner Tool. Use the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool to solve installation problems
And remove the old Adobe PCD folder from
Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Adobe/
When prompted for serial number, enter the new one. And click on Never Register.
Restart your computer.