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Unable to activate Dreamweaver CS3 [CS3 is dead]

New Here ,
May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018

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Hi ,

 

We area unable to activate Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 application after formatting laptop.

 

Please help.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 13, 2019 Dec 13, 2019

Nothing lasts forever. I have a whole box of CDs and DVDs that no longer work by the way.  Eventually all things reach their end of life. 

 

I have just learned from another forum user that Adobe removed the public links to CS3 replacement installers and activation-free serial number.  Customer Care cannot help you with CS3 activation.  You missed your opportunity.  CS3 is officially dead now.

 

Sorry.

 

 

 

 

 

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LEGEND ,
May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018

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Authentication servers for CS3 were taken down a long time ago.

V/r,

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018

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While the servers were taken down, you can still install and run CS3, you just have to jump through some hoops to do it...

CS3 Activation-the solution!

The support page discussed in Step 1 is here: Activation or connection error when starting CS3 or Acrobat 8

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Read the correct answer in discussion below.  You can't use your old CS3 any longer.  You must obtain a replacement version +  a new serial number that does not require activation.

Re-activating CS3 (Updated)

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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In other words, software that we purchased will no longer work. Unlike books or DVDs, etc. that we purchase in good faith, Adobe products simply stop working after a while - I don't recall seeing that bit of information when I bought the software.

I don't want tech support for using the program, I simply want the program to keep working.

It is one of many reasons why I won't use Creative Cloud any more.

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Nothing lasts forever. I have a whole box of CDs and DVDs that no longer work by the way.  Eventually all things reach their end of life. 

 

I have just learned from another forum user that Adobe removed the public links to CS3 replacement installers and activation-free serial number.  Customer Care cannot help you with CS3 activation.  You missed your opportunity.  CS3 is officially dead now.

 

Sorry.

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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