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how to download older versions of Photoshop

Jul 8, 2009 9:55 AM

Hello,

 

I purchased the Photoshop CS about 5 years ago. My machine became dead and I no longer have the CD with me but I saved the serial number. Could I download this old version again?

 
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    Jul 8, 2009 10:15 AM   in reply to rae77

    I would not expect Adobe to have downloads of older versions of PS available, though could be wrong on this. If you have your S/N and you registered your copy of PS, Adobe will have a record of that - look in your Adobe ID User Account. I do not know how far back Adobe offers replacement discs for their programs, but they might be able to sell you a replacement disc for your version. To do so, they will need your Adobe User ID and your S/N, so have those handy, when contacting them.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     

    PS always guard all installation discs, and never throw any away. I still have mine from ver. 2.5, plus every other Adobe program that I own. This goes back for decades, and is probably over 100 CD/DVD's.

     
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    Jul 8, 2009 10:38 AM   in reply to rae77

    John T. Smith just posted a link at the bottom of this THREAD, that might be of use to you. I know nothing of that site, so cannot address any issues of legality.

     

    Good luck,

     

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    Jul 8, 2009 10:58 AM   in reply to rae77

    IIRC, Adobe charged about US$25 for replacement discs, including shipping and handling. Only thing might be if they still sell these for much older versions.

     

    Good luck, and please post back with your success. This comes up fairly often, but most regulars on this forum have never had to deal with it. The full details of what you hear back from Adobe could well help the next person with the same problem.

     

    Thanks,

     

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    Jul 9, 2009 7:34 AM   in reply to rae77

    better search Google to find if some download link is available for older version of Photoshop. Chances are less but give a try. I've old windows 98 system still running 7 years old photoshop version. 

     
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    Jul 9, 2009 8:47 AM   in reply to GauravAkrani

    Be very careful if you download any software... some or even many places that have such software have hacked versions, designed to install malware to do very nasty things to your computer

     
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    Jul 9, 2009 8:56 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    Good warning. Aside from the very, very important legal issues, there could well be a threat involved too.

     

    With many hacked versions, even the non-threatening ones, many features will never function, if the software functions at all. Chances of getting the BBB to help you get your $ back are slim to none.

     

    Good luck,

     

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