Adobe cancels license management for CS2 Suite

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So this is not breaking news, but during the Holidays I find myself at family members homes sometimes helping with downloading images off the camera and finding it frustrating that they don’t have every design and development tool I would have on my computer. In particular you would like to have some form of Photoshop available for simple photo manipulation, etc.. I remembered that Adobe had, for the most part, made the CS2 suite available at no cost to past licensed users. So when you get to a computer that doesn’t have what you need and if you are a prior licensed user of the CS3 product you can get this version installed and running rather quickly. You can find the download page at:

Adobe Creative Suite 2 Product Downloads

You will need your AdobeID.

Legally Adobe states:

Adobe has disabled the activation server for CS2 products, including Acrobat 7, because of a technical issue. These products were released more than seven years ago, do not run on many modern operating systems, and are no longer supported.

Adobe strongly advises against running unsupported and outdated software. The serial numbers provided as a part of the download may only be used by customers who legitimately purchased CS2 or Acrobat 7 and need to maintain their current use of these products.

So if you have purchased that product in the past you can use the link above to download the product and if you have lost your serial number they provide one on the page. Make sure that you delete the software from the said computer you were using because after all, you are the authorized user, not them. Be safe and obey!

What ever you do, don’t download this software if you are not an authorized user of CS3, because just because Adobe doesn’t manage the licenses anymore and just because they make the software available for download and provide a serial number doesn’t mean that it’s Free. They could potentially come to your house for Thanksgiving dinner and see it installed and you could be in big trouble!

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