Had to perform a complete reinstallation of Windows 7 Pro. Afterward, I installed Illustrator CS3 form the original disk. So...when I attempt to open the program...& type in the prodeuct serial #...it try's to activate online, but will not. Tried to use the phome activation system, but that no longer works. Called adobe; & was having a hard time understanding the support tech, but I thought I understood him to say I can't use the program anymore...that I have to start a subscription (???) This cannot be the case...I paid $550 for this app; & it worked fine on Win 7 Pro 'till yesterday. All I need is a damn authhorization code (which I thought I had stored on my PC...but couldn't find...seem to remember going thru something similar years ago, on a previous OD reinstall.
Can anyone help w/ this...this is not right...I need to use the app to finish creating a design for an upcoming CD release for my band.
Adobe Community Professional, Dec 27, 2020Dec 27, 2020
Doug A Roberts • Adobe Community Professional, Dec 27, 2020Dec 27, 2020
Unfortunately, activation for CS3 was shut down some time ago.
"Creative Suite 2 and 3: You can no longer reinstall Creative Suite 2 or 3 even if you have the original installation disks. The aging activation servers for those apps had to be retired. "