We already own CS3, but wanted to evaluate another machine in the office to see if it would work properly
After a couple of days, it bombed horribly (can't be 100% certain that it was Adobe's fault - but the system had worked fine for a while and CS3 was the only new software installed on the box)
After reinstalling Windows, we then tried to reinstall CS3 (which had over 3 weeks of 'trial period' left)
It refuses to work, saying that it thinks it is an upgrade and wants a serial code and activation for another product before the trial will run
I know Adobe are trying to be 'clever' with their security - but this is a real pain - especially since the issues are over the holidays and we cannot contact their support team
The 'trial' of CS3 seems to have bene plagued with issues (including the need for a registry hack from punters on occassion) and I am sure that there must be a change of management/psychology in advance of the next launch
Does anyone know if it is possible to 'pick up where you left off' with an evaluation of CS3 - after it (appears to have) bombed the test system horribly ?
if you already own cs3, then you can install it on the other machine and activate it with adobe. after you decide you want to remove it, then make sure you deactivate it on that machine. You are allowed to have it on 2 machines.
I would imagine that Adobe is taking measures to keep people from just re installing trial version over and over.