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Free Photoshop CS2 registration code incorrect

By Vernom ยท 4 replies
Apr 8, 2013
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  1. I tried to install the free CS2 as described on the website. On installation the registration code as given on that page for windows does not work and even after copying and pasting it still says that that code in invalid
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +629

    I don't think that was ever an official promotion, so your results may vary. Adobe may have patched this.
  3. shakil oman

    shakil oman TS Rookie

    Plz give me serial no.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,173   +3,263

    The serial numbers were never a free giveaway. They were meant as an alternative to past owners that could no longer activate their software. Adobe was offering a download that didn't require on-line activation, because they were taking the activation servers down.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,537   +2,319

    To the best of my knowledge, although Adobe claimed their activation servers were being shut down, the activation process, "FNP licensing service", is still running in their CS-2 products. So, while the original SN# provided, may still work on the original wave of download packages, it likely won't work any more, especially if you're connected to the web.

    So, the moral of the story is, "thou hast snooz-ed, and thou hast lose-ed"....:cool:
    Not only was it, "not an official promotion", but it was an overt, massive screw up, on Adobe's part. The "free" downloads have long been taken down, and you need an Adobe ID & account to log in. When these downloads were first put up, Photoshop Elements 5 was on the list. The odd part about that is, PSE-5, never needed activation in the first place. It was always a serial number entered program. As such, you could always put it on as many computers as you liked. As of PSE-8, Adobe abandoned, "the honor system", and all PSE variants,. 8.0 and later, require activation.

    So, my best guess is, Adobe invalidated the first serial numbers in newer downloads, and you now probably need your original CS-2 serial number, to receive a non-activation download of their CS-2 product.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014

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