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You must be an Adobe member to download. Sign-up is free. This is for CS2. PC and Mac downloads available. I'm just trying this now but I have no further info at this time.

See The WIKI Post For Download Links And Install Info.

See The WIKI Post For Download Links And Install Info.

See The WIKI Post For Download Links And Install Info.

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Products to be given away are:
Creative Suite 2
Acrobat 3D 1.0
Acrobat Standard 7.0
Acrobat Pro 8.0
Audition 3.0
GoLive CS2
Illustrator CS2
InCopy CS2
InDesign CS2
Photoshop CS2
Photoshop Elements 4.0/5.0
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
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CS2 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Mac OS X v.10.2.8–v.10.3.8. PowerPC® G4 or G5 processor
Microsoft® Windows® 2000/Windows XP. Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor
Many posters are reporting they are able to install some of these programs on Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit).
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Last Edited by learnp February 24, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Official page works again laugh out loud http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html
Same info as before too LMAO

Please post any install issues / tips here...thanks

To update the programs once installed: Change system date to before 10/01/2011, run Adobe updater, download/install updates, then change system date back to current

Adobe official statement, sounds like they pretend nothing has happened.

"Effective December 13, Adobe disabled the activation server for CS2 products and Acrobat 7 because of a technical glitch. These products were released over 7 years ago and do not run on many modern operating systems. But to ensure that any customers activating those old versions can continue to use their software, we issued a serial number directly to those customers. While this might be interpreted as Adobe giving away software for free, we did it to help our customers.

Please see http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/01/update-on-cs2-and-acrobat-7-activation-servers.html for additional information.



ON THE OTHER HAND
Later in that same thread, another Adobe staffer said this:

Quote :
Terri Stone:

I don't think you have to worry about Adobe coming after you for this, union_bug.

As soon as our execs have approved an official statement on this issue, I or another Adobe staffer will post it here.
http://forums.adobe.com/message/4974633#4974633


Keys (these are not unique) and Direct DL links - zero2dash
Creative Suite 2 Standard Edition Includes Bridge, Illustrator, ImageReady, InDesign and Photoshop
Mac 1130-0412-8377-1896-9751-5759 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/MLTI/CS2_install_Mac.pdf
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/STES/CS_20_IE_NonRet_D1.dmg.bin
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/STES/CS_20_IE_NonRet_D2.dmg.bin
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/STES/CS_20_IE_NonRet_D3.dmg.bin
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/MLTI/VCS2.dmg
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/MLTI/CS_2.0_IE_Extras_1.dmg.bin

Win 1130-1414-7569-4457-6613-5551 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/MLTI/CS2_install_Win.pdf
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/MLTI/CreativeSuiteCS2Disc1.exe
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/MLTI/CreativeSuiteCS2Disc2.exe
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/MLTI/CreativeSuiteCS2Disc3.exe
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/MLTI/VCS2.zip
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/MLTI/CS_2.0_WWE_Extras_1.exe

Acrobat 3D 1.0 for Windows 1159-1414-7569-3493-5006-5653 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/AC3D/AC3D_1.0_Volume_NACK_WWE.zip

Acrobat Standard 7.0
Mac 1016-0414-2428-7157-5404-6669 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/ACRO/12001748.dmg

Win 1016-1415-6379-6184-1333-2468 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/ACRO/22001904.exe

Acrobat Pro 8.0
Mac 1118-0416-1130-3724-2927-7040 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/STEP/APRO8_Mac_WEB_WWEFG.dmg

Win 1118-1414-1955-8737-8172-0350 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/STEP/APRO23_Win_ESD1_WWEFG.exe

Audition 3.0
Win 1137-1004-8571-6848-7845-8029 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/AUDT/ADBEAudition_loopolgy.exe
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/AUDT/ADBEAudition_ESD1_WWEFGJIS.exe
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/AUDT/ADBEAudition_loopolgy.7z - warning, really big (4.2GB) file
(Loopology is a set of audio effects that are not needed to run Audition. Most SDers can safely skip downloading loopolgy.exe and loopolgy.7z.)

GoLive CS2
Mac 1033-0415-6162-2671-3431-0993 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/GLIVE/GL_CS2_UE_NonRet.dmg.bin

Win 1033-1418-1610-5696-5209-0095 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/GLIVE/GL_CS2_UE_NonRet.exe

Illustrator CS2
Mac 1034-0416-0740-0527-2887-2375 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/ILST/AI_CS2_IE_NonRet.dmg.bin

Win 1034-1415-6230-2341-2884-9398 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/ILST/AI_CS2_IE_NonRet.exe

InCopy CS2
Mac 1036-0414-4367-5110-5897-2432 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/AICY/IC_CS2_UE_NonRet.dmg.bin

Win 1036-1419-3531-6378-2148-9313 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/AICY/IC_CS2_UE_NonRet.exe

InDesign CS2
Mac 1037-0413-9961-4063-8457-1098 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/IDSN/ID_CS2_UE_NonRet.dmg
Win 1037-1412-5094-8316-6812-7982 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/IDSN/ID_CS2_UE_NonRet.exe

Photoshop CS2
Mac 1045-0410-5403-3188-5429-0639 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/PHSP/PhSp_CS2_English.dmg.bin

Win 1045-1412-5685-1654-6343-1431 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/PHSP/PhSp_CS2_English.exe

Photoshop Elements 4.0/5.0
Mac 1057-0410-8218-6295-1699-9560 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/PSE/PSE4_Mac_WWE_ESD1.dmg.bin

Win 1057-1414-3729-7573-7352-1206 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/PSE/PSE_5.0_WIN_ESD1_ENG.exe

Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
Win 1132-1280-4900-7476-5108-8019 <<< THIS IS A SERIAL NUMBER
http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/creativesuite/CS2_EOL/PPRO/PPRO_2.0_Ret-NH_UE.zip


Windows 8 Compatibility Issues: If your computer is running Windows 8 and you're having trouble installing CS2 you may want to try downloading a program called VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/) from Oracle (it's free). This software is designed to allow you to run Windows XP programs in a virtual environment on a Windows 7 machine but apparently it also works with Windows 8.

More info here: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/12/windows-xp-on-windows-8-for-free/

Try this link for the actual walkthrough described in the Ubegizmo web site - http://lifehacker.com/5965889/how...-windows-8. The instructions worked for me and I could do the XP and Photoshop install.

If you are having the error message, "Your Adobe Photoshop user name, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid. The application cannot continue and must now exit". During installation put c:\progra~2\adobe instead of c:\program files\adobe. This worked for me for both Vista, Windows 7 & Windows. Hope it helps you!


I've ran this since its release on windows vista and 7 both 32 and 64 bit machines without issues and did not use any compatibility modes.

Also, if you're running Windows 8 Pro (x64 version), you can use Hyper-V, the virtualization engine built native into Windows: http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-feature-focus-client-hyperv-142889 Still need to get your hands on an XP image (if that's what you want).

Mac OSX 10.8: Tries to install and fails. Not sure about prior Mac OSX versions. (note: you need to use a MacOs that can run the powerpc emulator Rosetta. Mountain Lion won't work, since Apple dropped the emulation). However, standalone Acrobat Pro 8 does work in Mountain Lion because it includes the Intel binaries.

Don't forget about bugmenot.com http://www.bugmenot.com/view/adobe.com
Having trouble? try Chrome

I only grabbed a copy of the CS2 Photoshop installer instead of the whole suite. It installed fine in Win 7 (via Run As > Admin) and never asked for a serial.

If you have a "Disk 2 error" installing the Suite - clearpants
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Those of you having problems with the Disc 2 error. How to fix it:

*Note This is for those who are extracting to the default directories.

1. Run/extract Disc 2, Disc 3, and Extras first
2. For some reason Disc 2 extracts to C:\Creative Suite instead of C:\Creative Suite CS2 like Disc 1 and 3 do.
3. Copy the contents of C:\Creative Suite to C:\Creative Suite CS2
4. Run the Disc 1 installer/extractor.

If you chose your own directory for discs 1-3 to extract to then you probably shouldn't encounter the can't find disc 2 error.
If you're trying to install in Windows x64 bit and you get "Error: the path you select for installation contains unsupported characters. Please choose a different folder for installation." - zero2dash
Adobe's fix for this is here: http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/error-path-contains-unsupported-characters.html
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Solution 2: Edit the installation path.
Edit the installation path, and then install the application files to that folder.

In the installer wizard, type [X]:\Progra~2\Adobe for the installation path. Your Adobe Creative Suite applications will be installed to Program Files (x86)\Adobe.
Resume the installation.
The reason being: Progra~2 would be the short path name (seen by doing a dir /x in a command prompt).
I can verify that this does work and it's now installing in my VM. Wink

(2) Acrobat 8 Professional quirks to be aware of - zero2dash
1) You need to right-click and "run as administrator" in Win7 because it will not trigger the UAC prompt on it's own and you'll get an error when extracting.
2) If you're running x64 bit, when it asks for "Files Needed" box when it looks for the AdobePDF.dll file....click Browse, and then use the "Up one level" folder and it's in AMD64\ADOBEPDF.DLL Wink

3) If on windows 7 and you get an error that you donot have permissions to the common files directory use the methos outlined to take ownership of the directory and give permissions to your login id - http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-s...main_Vista

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This came out in April of 2005 and won't work on any operating system of the last few years, but if you have an old PC still running XP with a relatively powerful CPU then this is a great deal!

No Vista/7/8 or Mac OS 10.4+ supported. Thanks OP

EDIT: Wow, you people are harsh. Some of you are quick to criticize this post yet neglect to read another one I made just 5 posts down clarifying. *sigh* The internet...
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You can easily get it to work on windows 7
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Even in compatibility mode on Win7?
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This came out in April of 2005 and won't work on any operating system of the last few years, but if you have an old PC still running XP with a relatively powerful CPU then this is a great deal!

No Vista/7/8 or Mac OS 10.4+ supported. Thanks OP
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This came out in April of 2005 and won't work on any operating system of the last few years, but if you have an old PC still running XP with a relatively powerful CPU then this is a great deal!

No Vista/7/8 or Mac OS 10.4+ supported. Thanks OP
Did all these come out that date? Or were some later?
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I'm almost positive that these are universal keys, too.

This is pretty amazing, assuming they don't revoke. I wish I could rep the OP more than once.
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Even in compatibility mode on Win7?
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Did all these come out that date? Or were some later?
I did some digging and found some ways to get CS2 it to work on Windows 7, albeit with some error messages apparently:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/759091

Haven't found anything on Mac OS 10.4+ yet.

Most of them came out in April of 2005 with some products coming out in 2006.
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This came out in April of 2005 and won't work on any operating system of the last few years, but if you have an old PC still running XP with a relatively powerful CPU then this is a great deal!

No Vista/7/8 or Mac OS 10.4+ supported. Thanks OP
It works just fine on Vista and Windows 7. I ran it on both. Note that there is a possible bug where it can get stuck in an infinite activation loop. During my last reinstall it burned through all my activations and I couldn't reactivate without calling. There's a fix for that. Does this one even need activation?
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You can easily get it to work on windows 7
But which one actually is still useful for people?
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Sweet, thanks
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I've been using CS2 on my Macbook Pro since 2007... and it's currently running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 ... it may not be supported, but it works.
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Any way to make this work on a newer Mac? I'm running 10.6.8 and would love to grab these...
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