I tried Support Chat, and received this response:
"I understand that you are facing issue with CS2 but I would like to inform you that as this is a very old version, its no more supported over the chats and calls. The concerned team is on Adobe forums. I would like to suggest you to post your query on Adobe forums and the team will reply to your post and will assist you on this."
I realize it is too old, but it is all I have, and I need to get it working again. It worked fine before I had to reset my laptop to factory settings. Now I won't accept the Serial Number on the box, and because the laptop crashed, I don't have the serial number I was given last time I had to do this.
Can someone just help me get back up and running again? Thanks
The CS2 authentication servers were shut down a couple of years ago. You'll need to download the non-authenticating version and new serial number to even attempt to get it installed and running. Whether it will run on Win 8 is a matter, I think, of luck.
Missed the Windows 8 thing. The OP is going to need a lot of luck.