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Finding License for Dreamweaver 2004

New Here ,
Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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I know the software is ancient, but it still does the basic things I need to do.  But I have a new PC now (Windows 11), and I can not recover the code from the application on my old PC (Windows 10). 

I've tried going to Help>Activation on my old PC

"Transfer license" doesn't work because it can't connect to the internet

"Online registration" same problem.

"Print Registration" doesn't do anything.

 

I have my original install disc, but not the package it came in (ARGH).   Is my license key stored somewhere in the Dreamweaker folders I have on my C: drive? 

 

I know, I know, I need to update.  Maybe later when I have more time to learn a new application.

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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Unfortunately, there is no way to install that version on new machines. Adobe no longer supports it in any way.

There was a time, years ago, when users were directed to an "offline activation" version of the program, but that ship has sailed. Adobe has removed all traces of it from their website.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but aside from installing a cracked version (illegal and likely infested with malware) about all you can do with the program now is use your old CDs as drink coasters.

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Toss those 20 year old disks into your recycle bin or use them in craft projects.  The aged out Macromedia activation servers are long gone.

 

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MODERN CODE EDITORS (free & paid):
-- Adobe Dreamweaver CC - https://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html
-- Codespaces (free, browser-based) - https://github.com/features/codespaces
-- Nova (Mac only, formerly called Coda) - https://nova.app/
-- Pinegrow (visual web designer) - https://pinegrow.com/
-- Sublime Text (text only)- http://www.sublimetext.com/
-- Visual Studio Code (free) - https://code.visualstudio.com/

+ Free Live Preview Extension - https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-vscode.live-server
-- Wappler ~ Visual Web App Builder - https://wappler.io/

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Yeah, thanks. I was afraid of that, but wanted to check before I chucked them out. 

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I know the software is ancient, but it still does the basic things I need to do.  But I have a new PC now (Windows 11), and I can not recover the code from the application on my old PC (Windows 10). 

I've tried going to Help>Activation on my old PC

"Transfer license" doesn't work because it can't connect to the internet

"Online registration" same problem.

"Print Registration" doesn't do anything.

 

I have my original install disc, but not the package it came in (ARGH).   Is my license key stored somewhere in the Dreamweaker folders I have on my C: drive? 

 

I know, I know, I need to update.  Maybe later when I have more time to learn a new application.


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You don't need to learn a new application. If you learn HTML/CSS basics, you can likely continue to edit your site in any text editor. And based on how old that version is, it's more likely that your site is in need of a larger update. If you can share a link to your page, it may be worth evaluating the best course of action to take for your site.

 

The biggest question that gets raised in scenarios like yours is whether the investment in time to learn code will be worth you investing in additional software to help your workflows, or whether you consider a move to a self-hosted CMS (ie: Wordpress), or a fully-hosted CMS with a page builder (ie: Wix/Webflow/etc).

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