It sounds like that was the licensing system asking you to enter a serial number. You can get the serial number from the same site that you downloaded Beta 2 from.
Are you having a problem now, or were you just reporting an odd symptom?
No problems for the moment. But the message stated I have 7 days to get an ID or Catalyst will stop working? I'm hoping it was just that I did the install while not having signed in at the Adobe site. Probably that's all it is, but I need to know before I commit time and effort to test the app for rapid prototyping purposes.
Worst case scenario, I could contact Adobe. Would just be so simple if the solution were posted somewhere at their site. Thanx anyway.
Thanx for taking time to respond. This odd message appeared AFTER I entered
the serial number successfully and I never saw it again after I clicked ok
to close the window. No problems at this moment, but ask me again in 4 days
when the 7 days have ended and I can't open Catalyst to finish my
Because my browser had been closed as required for the install, and not yet
reopened, I surmise the message appeared because I was no longer 'signed in'
to my Adobe account online, so my Adobe ID was not detected by the web
cookie when I entered the serial number. What's odd is that I can't find any
information anywhere, nor in the app documentation about a 7-day limit or a
specific ID requirement.
I have never used a beta product before. Ever! As any seasoned PC user
knows, load a program on the PC and you're stuck with it forever. But now
that I am a newly minted Mac user, I don't have to worry about shared .dll
files bringing my whole system down if they accidentally get removed during
an uninstall or overwritten by other files.
Since I could find no distress postings by anyone disrupted by this Catalyst
7-day deactivation scenario in a web search, I'm hoping for the best. Thanx
again for responding.