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Last Edited by acr January 7, 2013 at 11:41 AM
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/enti..._downloads

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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#766
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Looks like CS2 Photoshop is now listed as freeware on majorgeeks.com -
http://majorgeeks.com/Adobe_Photo...d8081.html

wow, I only downloaded CS2 Photoshop, and for that I liked them in facebook using my real account. Now I will go and unlike them.
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If illegal, delete downloads. Simple.
http://forums.adobe.com/message/4974662#4974662

Interesting.
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Adobe has not released any official statement one way or another

An angry post by a forum moderator who has probably dealt with years of "this software I borrowed off a friend isn't working properly" posts doesn't count. Neither does the one from a less angry moderator later in the same thread saying "I don't think you have to worry about Adobe coming after you for this."

The "official" blog ("Opinions expressed here and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Adobe.") is too vague. "might be interpreted" seems to indicate that it was not the intention to give the software away for free, but there is also no statement that it is "illegal for anyone other than people who already own CS2" to download it. Also as stated in their disclaimer, it is not official.

Instead of pulling the links, putting a disclaimer on them, or otherwise distancing themselves from giving away freeware, they have removed the need to even create an Adobe account to download it. I'm still expecting an eventual "for personal use only" statement to be released.

Has anyone seen anything remotely more official than the statements from Mr. Angry Moderator or the officially unofficial blog? People keep quoting the blog which is decidedly not official by their own legal disclaimer as well as being very ambiguous even if it was.
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A couple thoughts on this, which may not be worth anything-

First, Adobe is not exactly at the forefront of internet security and never has been. Flash and their pdf viewer probably account for three-fourths of the known gateways for hackers on the planet. So Adobe attempting to give out program keys to license holders while actually giving them out to anyone/everyone without even realizing they were not being very secure about it is not that far fetched from reality.

On the other hand, Adobe is not known for giving out much of anything, ever...at least not much of anything that's worth having. So I could understand the shock by those associated with Adobe that something worth owning was being handed out by their own company, If Adobe had more experience in turning a near "end of life" product into one of the internet's biggest giveaways of the year they could have just rolled back the clocks a couple weeks and made this into some huge Christmas promo.

Anyway, whether this is or is not an actual freebie offer from Adobe is still up in the air. I could see where they turn a blind eye to the universal keys and unneeded registration, just because they don't feel it's worth their efforts to try and stop it. But they easily could have tried to monetize these programs by installing some nag screen before making the downloads available to the public. It's kind of unusual for Adobe to be all that kind about these sorts of things. I guess we'll find out over the next few weeks what the official announcement is...I wouldn't doubt there's something generated to try to monetize these downloads.
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If you are a photographer, well, theres a major problem because there's no support for raw files for cameras newer than beginning 2007. In other words, if you purchased a new camera over the past 6 years, you can't even open up the raw files to edit them. Of course, you could use a DNG converter, but its not the same thing and it adds tedious steps to the workflow.
You know that and I know that. I just wanted to see if NuclearIce14 knew what he was talking about laugh out loud
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To clarify, will the mac version work on intel based macs? It says: Mac OS X v.10.2.8–v.10.3.8. PowerPC® G4 or G5 processor
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To clarify, will the mac version work on intel based macs? It says: Mac OS X v.10.2.8–v.10.3.8. PowerPC® G4 or G5 processor
It's a PowerPC based software, so no. OS X 10.6+ did away with Rosetta, the PPC emulator so it will not work on OS X 10.6+ FYI.
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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...
I got it to install on both windows 7 and 8
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I got it to install on both windows 7 and 8
Yay! Big Grin
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I already own CS2 as well as later versions, so I'm just keeping the serial numbers in case I want to use the programs again. But I didn't have Photoshop Elements 5, which I downloaded and registered, using the serial number provided. It works fine so far in Windows 7.

I only found out about this earlier today, January 11, so the offer still exists.
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Is this deal officially dead?
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Is this deal officially dead?
I'm sorry, but did you even check the wiki? Or maybe even the post above you? shake head
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It's dead as soon as Gizmodo steals this post and made it their own when it was posted on SD

http://gizmodo.com/5973730/grab-p...right-here
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Thanks OP. In for Photoshop Elements.
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You know that and I know that. I just wanted to see if NuclearIce14 knew what he was talking about laugh out loud
obviosuly (s)he doesnt Wink

and yes it it is still alive - Thanks!
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