Help, I was trying to install munold photoshop 7.0.1, but I cannkt find the activation code. I know these wouldnt normally be given out, but I was wondering since its such an old version if its possible to get one.
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All the servers have been shut down for old versions of Photoshop. It wouldn't do any good to have your old activation code.
I may be using the wrong terminology. Serial number or hex key. This is being used on a desktop
Yea, what I previously said still stands. There are new codes, old versions of Photoshop can't be activated.
Chuck, I'm trying to remember: did PS 7 need activation or did that start with CS?
You might be right, Jane. Maybe the key code was built into the software at that point.
It's a challenge to remember that far back Chuck!
Yeah, it's a long time ago. There was a serial number that you were supposed to dial in here:
Or wait, was that something else?
No, there wasn't any activation with 7.0. The serial number was enough. Activation came with CS / 8.0.
If you installed it in the past, it may be possible to use "key recovery software." Try a few of the free ones. Major Geeks is a trusted source.
but being it's 20 years old...
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Not sure if this will work or not:
If you have a windows computer that had/has photoshop 7 installed you can get the serial number from the Windows Registry.
Use Windows Logo key + R key then type regedit.
Then go to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop\7.0\Registration and the Serial should be there.
Given PS7's advanced age and lack of features, this might be a good opportunity to scrap it for better software. Even if you do find a serial number for your 2 decades old product, there's no guarantee it will run right on a modern machine and OS. And there's absolutely zero chance it will run much less install on a recent Mac.
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Whichever you decide, good luck! 🙂
Good point, Nancy. PS7 and earlier was not designed for 1TB+ drives in Windows. Forget Macs. PS7 was the old Motorola G series Power PC CPUs, and I think on Intel Macs, the Rosetta emulator was needed.