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Reactivate CS3 [CS3 is dead & gone]

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Jun 01, 2020

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I had to reinstall my Mac OS. I cannot get CS 3 to reactivate. I cannot upgrade my Mac to the current os because of its age. I'm Mac OS X Yosemite. How do I reactivate CS 3 since I cannot upgrade

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Correct answer by gener7 | Adobe Community Professional

Considering your present setup the news is not good.

 

CS3's activation servers were taken down and for a while there was a non-activation CS3 you could get. Now that ship has sailed, and it's no longer there. Adobe's present offerings do not run on Yosemite.

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Reactivate CS3 [CS3 is dead & gone]

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Jun 01, 2020

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I had to reinstall my Mac OS. I cannot get CS 3 to reactivate. I cannot upgrade my Mac to the current os because of its age. I'm Mac OS X Yosemite. How do I reactivate CS 3 since I cannot upgrade

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Correct answer by gener7 | Adobe Community Professional

Considering your present setup the news is not good.

 

CS3's activation servers were taken down and for a while there was a non-activation CS3 you could get. Now that ship has sailed, and it's no longer there. Adobe's present offerings do not run on Yosemite.

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Jun 01, 2020

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Hi check the following link for your assistance....regards

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

Ali Sajjad

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Jun 02, 2020

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Sorry..that link offers no help at all

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Jun 02, 2020

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Considering your present setup the news is not good.

 

CS3's activation servers were taken down and for a while there was a non-activation CS3 you could get. Now that ship has sailed, and it's no longer there. Adobe's present offerings do not run on Yosemite.

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Jul 16, 2020

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Does this mean that Adobe has robbed me of a piece of software (CS3) I paid over £700 for in the Apple shop?

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Jul 19, 2020

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Adobe owns the software. See CS3 EULA.

https://labs.adobe.com/technologies/eula/photoshopcs3.html

 

You had a limited, non-exclusive license to use it for however long Adobe could keep making it available.  And assuming you never upgrade your system or try to re-install it, you could potentially keep using it for another 10-12 years.  Unfortunately, reinstalling is no longer an option.  CS3 is officially dead & gone.

 

MODERN OPTIONS:
Photoshop Elements 2020 (approx $100, no subscription needed)
https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Creative Cloud Photography Plan (approx $10/month for 1 year subscription).  Everything a digital photographer needs and more...
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

Creative Cloud All Apps Plan (31 + apps & services)
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

 

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Beware of fake Adobe reps who may contact you privately offering to sell you software or take control of your computer. It's a scam, run away!  CS software is not sold legally by any vendor, retailer or country.
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3 Easy Ways to Identify Genuine Adobe Staff
https://tinyurl.com/10791730

 

Stay safe & good luck!

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web.com

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