4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2017 6:52 PM by jenniferh10861756

    Unable to register LR5 - serial # invalid only on new computer


      I've spent hours on chat with Adobe support and have yet to get the issue resolved. The last rep directed me to the forums, so here I go giving this a try since I can't seem to find a solution that works, even on the forums.


      I own LR5 (purchased from Best Buy in 2014) and have it activated on my iMac - this was the full version, not an upgrade. Before today, it was also activated on a PC Laptop. So, no issues before now. However, I just purchased a new MacBook yesterday and am trying to activate LR on the new computer. I signed out and uninstalled it on the PC. Once I finally got LR5 installed on the MacBook, I was getting the following error: "The serial number you entered is invalid. Please try again. If the problem persists, contact Customer Support." I've uninstalled LR (downloaded from the Adobe site) at least 10 times and reinstalled it. I've cleaned up all the files, as instructed by support and have entered the serial # both manually and as a copy/paste at least 50 times in the last 2 days to no avail.


      The weird thing is that I reinstalled this on the PC to test after hours of frustration, entered the same exact serial # and it activated on the PC. I re-entered the serial # on my current Mac and it checked out okay as well, so it's isolated to the MacBook for some reason (and storage doesn't seem to be an issue either). I was able to successfully install Photoshop CS6 after all these issues and it activated with no issues (thanks to the forums, I finally got that to install since the new OS meant I had to manually install), so it's just LR giving me a headache. Any help will be appreciated since I've done all I can do at this point and support is of no use.


      Some specs:


      Lightroom Version: 5.7.1

      OS: macOS Sierra 10.12.5

      Screenshot of error below.