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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 873 times:

I went to an auction and bought a box of stuff which included an unopened Adobe Photoshop 4.0 upgrade. I figured because it was for W95 I could use it, but I found out I needed a serial number.

I went to a website that promised it and they tried to mug my computer with five or six trojan horses, a redirect to a porno site and over 100 spyware archives. AVG Free was on the job so I dodged that bullet.

Is there any way I can get a serial number to load it, principled or otherwise?

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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 851 times:

Well, if it is, as you said, a Photoshop 4.0 upgrade, you would need the core program of 3.0 or so for it to be at all useful; upgrades generally don't work standalone.

Of course, if it is the full 4.0 program, then you should be alright. As far as obtaining the serial goes, perhaps dropping a line to Adobe explaining the situation (legitimately purchased at auction, &c) will get you the numbers you need. It's worth a shot at least.

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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 844 times:

Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
but I found out I needed a serial number.

You'll find the serial number on the box as well as on the registration card you can send back to Adobe (if you are so keen on giving your address away). It should start with PWW40 or similar.

But as said before, you need to install Photoshop 3.0 first.

Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
I went to a website that promised it and they tried to mug my computer with five or six trojan horses

Doesn't come as surprise. What do you expect from criminals?  Silly

Quoting Airwave (Reply 1):
Of course, if it is the full 4.0 program, then you should be alright. As far as obtaining the serial goes, perhaps dropping a line to Adobe explaining the situation (legitimately purchased at auction, &c) will get you the numbers you need.

No chance, really. All those "I lost my serial #, please help" mails go right into the trash can.



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 836 times:

Well the disk says Installation disk. I guess they need the serial number from the predecessor item...oh well, off to ebay.

By the way, AVG Free did an excellent job.


User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 824 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 2):
No chance, really. All those "I lost my serial #, please help" mails go right into the trash can.

Ehh...it was worth a shot, lol...or not.  Silly

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 3):
AVG Free did an excellent job.

I have it too and I love it. Combine it with Zone Alarm and Spy Sweeper and one or two others and I don't think anything gets through or sticks around for long.

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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 820 times:
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You do realize that the current version of Photoshop is CS2 (9), right?

User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 807 times:

Quoting Syncmaster (Reply 5):
You do realize that the current version of Photoshop is CS2 (9), right?

Yeah, I do but this is sort of a "computing on the cheap" project. It's an IBM 2174 Aptiva that I tinker with and try to do everything on the cheap. It's sort of a Zen thing.

The hard drive is a 120gb number that came out of a dead TiVo receiver. The DVD/RW drive that is going to go in also came from a TiVo receiver. So far I've scrounged about $180 worth of parts from the TiVo.

The SIMMs were bought on the used market for $6 each and I ended up with 384 mb of ram for $24. Microsoft gives you a nice for free memory module checking utility. The 833 MHZ Athlon came off Fleabay for $30.

See, if you stay about three steps behind the technology curve you can have a lot of fun computing on the cheap.

I'm only out six bucks anyway.


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