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[Locked] Deactivate/Activate CS3 issues [CS3 is dead]

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Good day All,

 

We have been using Dw CS3 since about 2007 or so.  I've moved it twice before from one laptop to newer ones with zero problems.  I just transferred everything (again) to our new laptop (exactly as before).  However, now, the program will not allow me to "Deactivate" on the older computer, or "Activate" on the new computer.  Instead, I get a bogus "Can't find the internet" messages.  This message comes up, even though I can surf around the internet at the same time I get that message.  WTH? 

This, in effect, is like saying thanks for spending a chunck of change on our software.  And, oh by the way.... we're taking it back now, unless of course you're willing to pay a ransom, I mean... purchase a subscription from us as well.  Come on now Adobe.

Does anyone know of a work around for this computer transfer issue?  Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.  It would be deeply appreciated.

 

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Tim

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

It's 2020 and this is where things stand right now. CS1, CS2 and CS3 are dead & gone. The aging activation servers failed and were taken offline years ago. So even if you find an installer and matching serial number, it's impossible to activate the software.

 

Creative Suite is no longer legally sold anywhere.  The product line is officially discontinued.  And besides, nobody should be using outdated web authoring software. The web has changed too much.  You should use a modern code editor or an online site builder if you can't work with code.

OPTIONS:

-- Adobe Behance (free) - https://help.behance.net/hc/en-us/articles/204483894-Guide-Intro-to-Behance
-- Adobe Brackets (open source code editor) - http://brackets.io/
-- Adobe Dreamweaver CC - https://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html
-- Adobe Portfolio (free with a paid Creative Cloud Plan) - https://portfolio.adobe.com/

-- Adobe Spark (free with a paid Creative Cloud Plan) - https://spark.adobe.com/
-- Visual Studio Code (open source code editor) - https://code.visualstudio.com/

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Good day All,

 

We have been using Dw CS3 since about 2007 or so.  I've moved it twice before from one laptop to newer ones with zero problems.  I just transferred everything (again) to our new laptop (exactly as before).  However, now, the program will not allow me to "Deactivate" on the older computer, or "Activate" on the new computer.  Instead, I get a bogus "Can't find the internet" messages.  This message comes up, even though I can surf around the internet at the same time I get that message.  WTH? 

This, in effect, is like saying thanks for spending a chunck of change on our software.  And, oh by the way.... we're taking it back now, unless of course you're willing to pay a ransom, I mean... purchase a subscription from us as well.  Come on now Adobe.

Does anyone know of a work around for this computer transfer issue?  Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.  It would be deeply appreciated.

 

R/

Tim

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

It's 2020 and this is where things stand right now. CS1, CS2 and CS3 are dead & gone. The aging activation servers failed and were taken offline years ago. So even if you find an installer and matching serial number, it's impossible to activate the software.

 

Creative Suite is no longer legally sold anywhere.  The product line is officially discontinued.  And besides, nobody should be using outdated web authoring software. The web has changed too much.  You should use a modern code editor or an online site builder if you can't work with code.

OPTIONS:

-- Adobe Behance (free) - https://help.behance.net/hc/en-us/articles/204483894-Guide-Intro-to-Behance
-- Adobe Brackets (open source code editor) - http://brackets.io/
-- Adobe Dreamweaver CC - https://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html
-- Adobe Portfolio (free with a paid Creative Cloud Plan) - https://portfolio.adobe.com/

-- Adobe Spark (free with a paid Creative Cloud Plan) - https://spark.adobe.com/
-- Visual Studio Code (open source code editor) - https://code.visualstudio.com/

=============
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! Real Adobe staff will never reach out to customers from Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo or Skype.
=============
3 Easy Ways to Identify Genuine Adobe Staff
https://tinyurl.com/10791730

 

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It's 2020 and this is where things stand right now. CS1, CS2 and CS3 are dead & gone. The aging activation servers failed and were taken offline years ago. So even if you find an installer and matching serial number, it's impossible to activate the software.

 

Creative Suite is no longer legally sold anywhere.  The product line is officially discontinued.  And besides, nobody should be using outdated web authoring software. The web has changed too much.  You should use a modern code editor or an online site builder if you can't work with code.

OPTIONS:

-- Adobe Behance (free) - https://help.behance.net/hc/en-us/articles/204483894-Guide-Intro-to-Behance
-- Adobe Brackets (open source code editor) - http://brackets.io/
-- Adobe Dreamweaver CC - https://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html
-- Adobe Portfolio (free with a paid Creative Cloud Plan) - https://portfolio.adobe.com/

-- Adobe Spark (free with a paid Creative Cloud Plan) - https://spark.adobe.com/
-- Visual Studio Code (open source code editor) - https://code.visualstudio.com/

=============
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! Real Adobe staff will never reach out to customers from Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo or Skype.
=============
3 Easy Ways to Identify Genuine Adobe Staff
https://tinyurl.com/10791730

 

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