I have installed LR 6 on new machine. I can't activate it unless deactivated on other machine. So on other machine I did "Sign out". There is a message - "it will deactivate LR on this machine" - I clicked OK. Still can't activate. On my Adobe account there is nothing under Plans and payment->Activated devices.
So haw can I use a product on new machine? I know LR 6 is quite old, but still it is something I purchuased and I want to use.
If you have previously registered an earlier version with Adobe, then you should be able to recover the Serial Number as in this advice-
I signed-in to this link and could recover my SNs for v4 and v5 of Lightroom.
If you never registered your earlier versions, and without the SNs, you will not get v6 working.
And seriously consider upgrading to v10.3 in the Photography Plan (20GB).You can spend money on a new computer- you must spend some on new software to support it!
Thanks for the suggestion. It only gives me the serial number of my LR v6 (and it reminds me how much I paid for it!). I had LR 6 working just fine on my old computer and I can't remember when I purchased LR v3, but it was a long time ago, and I probably didn't register it (which wasn't a problem when I installed LR v6 the first time). It looks like Adobe has won this battle and forced me into a subscription against my will. I will think about it a while before submitting. I do feel a bit cheated out of my LR v6. I thought I had a perpetual license.
Same issue on Windows, so not an OS issue.
I did as you did, signed out, then checked by trying to use it again on the old laptop. Which it refused unless i signed back in and resubbmitted the key.
Installed on new PC, LR6 intall refuses to accept the key. Tried Adobe customer support, they just dont care.
Adobe`s business model is Pros on subscription only, amature users who dont wish to pay £40 per use (I use it like 2 or 3 times a year) are basically sidelined and Adobe dont want to know.
I am now looking at Key Cracking to break my legit copy so i can use it.. sad times.
I have been around the houses with Adobe, who dont seem to care at all. I have made sure I followed all "deactivation" process when moving LR6 from old to new.
Everything, like App manager is up to date, Adobe have confirmed my Key is working and legit, its showing in my account. My account has 0 active devices.
So all that is left, is that Adobe are now blocking all activations for LR6 in a bif to force you into a £10 a month subscription. Which as an amature user who might use it 4 times a year makes it £30 per use. That is not value for money, espcially as I own a legit copy that I paid for and Adobe are blocking me from using.
My next step has been to contact Trading Standards, I have submited everything to them, inc. the chat logs and screen shots. Adobe might no longer support LR6, fine, but activly preventing the App Manager from allowing activation and blocking you access is not fine.
I will update here once I get more details from Trad. Std.
1. Your OS is not the same as the Original Poster, problem/solution may be very different.
2. You actually stated you may try pirating the software. That is exactly the main cause of Adobe going subscription. When you attempt a court remedy, Adobe will bring that up. You do know that Adobe interacts in these community pages do you not?
So, what to do, how to fix?
Bonus point. the above original posting has been marked as answered, hence many members who look to assist in unanswered problems, will not see it, so post your own. This community site, for Discussions, does not treat "Me To" very well.
I stated the OS delta to showcase that the same issue is not dependent on the OS.
Installing the software is not the issue
We are all talking about LR6 as far as i can see.
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Im not here for a solution, I was sharing findings to support the original post.
Being marked as answered is not the same as being answered, as you can see the Answer is utterly useless.
The issue sits with the Adobe Application Manager. Not the LR6 softaware itself. The AAM no longer parses LR6 keys and authorises them, it seems to be a super common problem in the last few months, I expect adobe made a change to in the AAM services and dropped all classic software, either by intent or mistake, it happens, I work in tech like this, you kinda over look old support methods. I expect now, they are manually authorising each key that pops up somehow or, my experiance, is they are just ignoring you and point you to a forum to be abused.
Their subscription model was not because the avg joe user cut a copy off the net, they made billions from businesses and pro licencing who always paid to maintain support. The people that would have a cut copy are not now signing up, they are using something else. All its done is exclude amature users who dont live in LR 5 times a week.
This is a discussion, the reason it does not treat people well, is people who think they know it all commenting on every post about how super they are and acting all condisending to others like we have not lived with Forums, web culture, technology all our lives..
I have purchased, long ago, Lightroom 6. I have version 184.108.40.206 installed now.
I have valid serial number that came with my purchase.
Serial number shows in my adobe products (accounts.adobe.com/products)
Adobe "Activated devices" is empty
I fire up Lightroom, it says "Activation Failed"
I go through "Offline Activation", use "request code" to get "response code"
Offline activation page responds:
"Activation limit reached for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6. This Serial Number XXXX-SOMENUMBER has already been activated on 2 machines. Please deactivate one of the other computers and try again."
It has only been activated on the one machine I'm facing the above problem on.
This started to happen about 2 weeks ago.
Prior to that, I had no problems for years.
What do I do to get it to run again?
There is no way for you to reset Activations. (online activation servers closed)
Only an Adobe Staff member can reset for you.
You must use the Chat support and ask only for "Activation reset", OR
Follow the advice in the correct anwer to this thread- Send a Private Message to @Careeeesa
Had my computer wiped unexpectedly by Apple support. Trying to load everything back on. I have a valid Serial Number for Lightroom 6 and having trouble activating it.
Upon activation it says to "Please connect to the Internet and retry." Im obvioulsy connected, no entries in host file prohibit connection, no firewall or AV is running, no DNS is blocking the domain. In fact I can connect to port 443 to lm.licenses.adobe.com (which apparently is a CNAME for lm.adobe.io). I get a 404 page, which means it connects there just isnt an index page. Ive also tried using different DNS servers, tunneling through a VPN, and even using a completely different ISP.
I've come to the conclusion that the licensing server is sending a RST packet back when I try to validate my Serial Number (see attached screenshot).
Am I missing something? Has anyone else experienced this or tried to activate their LR6 recently that can say they HAVENT had this issue?
Moving from Using the Community (which is about the forums) to the correct forum... Mod
To ask in the forum for your program please start at https://community.adobe.com/
What is the MACOS version?
10.13.6 High Sierra
Ok so before I tried all of that. But I missed the part about the certificate.
I checked the cert and everything was correct as it said in the article. However, I changed it to "Always Trust" and that seemed to work as its not asking for my serial number anymore.
However, now whenever I start LR6, it asks for my Adobe log in, every time.
However, now whenever I start LR6, it asks for my Adobe log in, every time.
Don't log out (I believe "sign out" is the actual term), and it won't ask you to sign in.
I dont log out. I just quit LR6.
Not a LR6 user for a very long time, so no first hand experience with your pains.
So, an inquiry on that login every time
As an end result of the install, did the Ado=be Creative Cloud Desktop App get installed? (would think more for subscription model Adobe programs)
So I fixed the "log in every time" issue by uninstalling and reinstalling. Upon resintalling, I was able to sucessfully validate the serial number.
So it looks like the ultimate answer to my intial question was that I needed to "Always Trust" the GlobalSign Root CA certificate in my Keychain from the link above.
I do not have Lightroom 6 installed on my computer so I cannot compare it with my Lightroom Classic application. When I am done using Lightroom for the day I use the Lightroom main menu bar and select the option to Exit Lightroom from the drop-down.
That way I remain logged in always even when I power off my system.
If I have a legitimate copy of Lightroom 6 on a CD with a legitimate License Key, and the software is compatible with my computers operating system, will I still be able to activate the software once it has been installed.
A simple YES or NO answer will suffice.
if it's not currently activated on two other computers, yes. otherwise, no.
Thank you. Greatly appreciated.
I have once again forgotten to deaktivate my Lightrrom before reinstalling my OS.
I would love to contact support to reset the activation-regestriation but I have no idea where and how I can contact support. No phone numbers, no chat, nada to be found on the adobe website ...
Can anybody help please?
Found a support phone number , very helpful and resolved. Please ignore this message, it seems very difficult to find ways to contact Adobe Support via the website.
Where did you find the support number? It's quite impossible to find adequate support for this product. I can't find any way to engage them through chat, email, or phone.