What is an activation repair?? I have an old version of Photoshop that I have been using for scientific figures for about 10 years. It worked yesterday. I cannot get access to it today. I got a message that I had to "re-activate" the program. I tried online, tried on the phone (no longer works), tried to get online help (the person who responded asked how I was doing, then said "my bad", then cut me off). The message I have now states I need activation repair 10:12157. Please - how can I get help so that I can get back to work. I will not be forced into buying another version of Photoshop. What I have worked just fine until this morning.
If your version of Photoshop is v 8 Windows or v 9 Windows/Mac, the activation servers have been closed.
Download the non-activattion version and use the serial number provided with it.
I have WindowsXP. This fix didn't work - the numbers provided were 4 digits longer than the space I was given to type them. I tried using the first group, then the last group. Neither worked.
You have to download the installer file with the provided serial number. You can't use your old installer/serial number.
Are you using anything other than CS or CS2, I didn't get the exact version number.