I have contacted Adobe online support in a chat session on this and they suggested I come here.
I have a new PC with Win7 64bit.
Im trying to install my old CS3 software on the new PC.
Install goes fine.
But Im having issue with activating my product. ( Im just amatuer so I really dont want to buy newer software)
My serial code is valid and Adobe has checked and reset the account stating that I should be able to activate my software.
Starts when I try to activate my software. The process starts...and the install window goes to a blank while its trying to activate ( contact Adobe )
After maybe 30 to 45 seconds the install window comes back with a window telling me " Activation - No Connection"
The has options to wait, or try again, or call Adobe.
Adobe online chat support stated that the problem is because Im running a 64 bit OS.
Im a systems engineer and that just doesnt make sense to me, sounds like a cop out by support team.
Now I was using my WI-FI to activate....but I doubt that is my issue.
I will try with hardline.
Im hoping someone has a work around to help
The activation server for CS2 no longer functions, and you have to download a special version that doesn't need activation. I haven't heard that that is also the case with CS3, and you would have thought that Customer support would have been able to tell you. I am afraid it would come as no surprise if it turns out that they were not up to speed though.
Things to try
Check this page first
Have a good look at the GPU issues.
There's an old thread that dealt with simikar problems at
Search support pages HERE
Good luck, and let us know how you get on.