My installation of PS CS3 EXT has developed a bad case of the highly technical problem ..."weird stuff". I have had it on this Dell running windows 8.1 for 4-5 years without any problems. The weird stuff started about a month ago and has now gotten to the point I can't even execute a simple cut procedure. Tried to deactivate in order to reinstall and receive NOT CONNECTED. Internet connection is working fine but I did shut down and restart pc. Access to all other internet apps working fine.
What do I do to deactivate so I can reinstall?
The activation servers for CS3 have been retired, so you can no longer activate or deactivate your old copy.
What you will need to do is to follow the instructions in the link below to trade your old serial number for a new serial number and new CS3 installer.