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Branching to a new discussion.
GonzoF1 you are correct you will no longer need your original installation files. You will need to use the new serial number and installation files available at Download Adobe Creative Suite 3 products . You do need to retain your original serial number as it is used to prove your eligibility to utilize Creative Suite 3. I would recommend verifying the serial number is registered to your account at http://www.adobe.com/ GonzoF1. For complete details regarding the registration process see Find your serial number .
In addition, GonzoF1, you will want to remove the cache.db file after all Adobe software is removed from the computer. For more information please see Resolve "temporary activation expired" error for CS3 and Acrobat 8 .
Thank you for the quick reply! This will be a new install onto a new machine, therefore, I do not believe (and was unable to locate) the cache.db file in the location specified in other threads. 64 bit: \Program Files(x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe PCD\cache\ That is, unless it is there from the Abobe Acrobat Reader program. Can you confirm this?
Thanks again. I will attempt the install later today (I hope) :-)
Ok... pulling up this old thread to ask one question:
Since I had an error during my install, I have bought an older machine to run it on. Am I going to have issues installing it or is it a 1-time deal?
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GonzoF1 once CS3 is installed and licensed there is no further need to enter the serial number in the future. Please make sure to utilize the new serial number and installation files referenced in message #1 of this discussion.