I had to repair my computer so the configuration changed. I have CS1.1 (yes, really) Reactivation using the Serial No and Activation no. provided during re-start failed. Everything opens except Photoshop (because of the activation failure).
I found this on Adobe's help page: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/creative-suite-2-activation-end-life.htm l. A salesperson claimed it WOULD work to replace my CS1.1 but when I read the instructions, there's no mention of "CS2 or earlier;" it just says it's for CS2. I'm reluctant to remove the whole suite from my computer to try the CS2 install if I could lose ALL the suite software.
Does anyone know if I'm safe trying this re-issued install of CS2 to replace my CS1.1? If it doesn't work, will I be able to get my Illustrator, Acrobat, etc. back using my original disks since those programs apparently don't need activation?
Thanks for any advice you can give.
The CS2 version offered by Adobe following the decommissioning of the activation servers is a FULL installer. It needs no prior version installed and your original disks are not needed at all.
What you will need is to download the new serial number(s) provided on the same page, as your serial numbers do not work any longer.