CS3 on Mac OS Big Sur [CS3 is dead]

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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hi there. please help. i got a virus on my mac, and it needed reformatting to be put right. now ive tried to reupload CS3 and it keeps saying "setup" needs to be updated. does anyone know how to fix this thank you

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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You can't install CS3 anymore. The activation servers have been shut down.

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Even if you could activate legacy Creative Suite 2, 3 or 4 (which you can't), they won't run much less install on modern macOS.  Creative Suite is 32-bit software and thus incompatible with radically new 64-bit architecture.

 

See links below about Big Sur & M1 Chip compatibility

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/macos-big-sur.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/apple-silicon-m1-chip.html

 

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Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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