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CS3 install

Community Beginner ,
Feb 02, 2024 Feb 02, 2024

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I am trying to install Indesign CS3 in Windows 10 (which I have done several times to open Pagemaker files) and I can't, I see the text that I show in the attached file

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Community Expert ,
Feb 02, 2024 Feb 02, 2024

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Are you installing the Programmes X86 folder? 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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This problem seems to occur when more than one version of InDesign has been installed on your system. An old thread https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/error-missing-cp1252-txt-file/td-p/1365139 deals with the issue. It offers an explanation plus several possible suggestions for fixing the issue.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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But then even if it installs, you won't be able to activate it as the activation servers have been shut down. How do plan to use it then?

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Community Expert ,
Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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Didn't Adobe issue a non-activating installer for CS3 for licensed users when they shut down the servers? I remember seeing posts about it, but the download page seems to be gone.

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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According to this thread https://community.adobe.com/t5/download-install-discussions/cs3-activation-no-longer-possible-is-thi... that version is also no longer available.

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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I don't think that would prevent someone who downloaded the CS3 installer and serial number, when it was available, from continuing to use them.  I didn't do it because by that time CS5 was far more reliable and I no longer had reason touse CS3, but others may have done so, including the OP.

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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And I suspect the removal of the download was aimed at stopping the rampant piracy that posting it initiated.

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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That was CS2 which set off a lot of post about FREE Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. With CS3 I think, and I can't swear to it, they would issue a new serial on request but they stopped doing that, too, AFAIK.

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Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

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The OP has solved their situation and has used the CS6 trial. (There was a second thread going)

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