dealsadobe creative suite cs2 for $0.00 + free shipping

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Wow. Great find. Thanks for posting.

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Adobe has yanked it. Two and a half hours later. Either that or the site is EXTREMELY busy...

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Hm. Broken ("Temporarily Unavailable") link.

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It's working for me, but it took a few refreshes and some patience.

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All files are d/l but it's slow.

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Yes but is it really free or some sort of trial version?

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It's working, their site is just getting hammered.

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Sad if this deal is relegated to the DW "free zone"
Even if you can't get the software now, get the serials at a minimum.

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Anybody have a link from Adobe saying these are able to be legally used by people who didn't purchase them originally?

The activation servers were shut down for the original versions (which required you to activate your license on a Adobe server)... These end-of-life downloads don't require the server activation. My guess is that Adobe is providing these for people who still use/want to install their legally purchased, but very old software.

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/creative-suite-2-activation-end-life.html

I'd be thrilled if Adobe decided that they'd give away their old product and grant use licenses to anyone who wanted it, but I'm skeptical.

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I have this version on Disk from about 6 years ago. Great product but you have to remember it was made to run with XP and there have been a TON of improvements in the latest versions. These suites are really expensive but again, its 4 major releases old. Most of what you need in photoshop can be done in elements for a small price.

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Still going. Won't work on Intel Macs (without old OSX and Rosetta) and might be hard to get working on 64-bit Windows 7. But still a great deal.

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@speedster00: I'd recommend real Photoshop over Photoshop Elements any day. Even 4 versions old. In fact, especially 4 versions old. CS2 runs a lot faster on a computer than Elements. Something about the Elements interface is really slow - and for the experienced person, it's a pain to get around in.

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Ok, got premier pro. NEED S# to install it. So this is a wash.

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@garyoa1: Serial numbers are here:
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=cs2_downloads

Lets see if DW mangles the link...You need to log in with an Adobe ID (free)

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@whytcolr: My guess is that they made it free at EOL. Otherwise, they wouldn't be providing a serial number instead of telling you it will work with no activation on the serial number you already have.

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I am downloading now. The Windows download total 1956 MB, so maybe the traffic is pulling their network down.

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@omnichad:
It's a marketing thing. What better way to find potential customers than by having them sign up and provide contact info to throw juicy offers to.
This is nice since I'm still running XP here at work, and always wanted to give CS a go. I've always used Elements editor, but not the organizer. That's where the lag on it is.

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Yup. Missed those serials. Seems to work fine.

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I'm having trouble installing once I get to the second disk. I followed the instructions and the files were extracted before I began the install, but I don't know how to get the installer to pick up those files. Has anyone got this working?

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Pardon my ignorance re: Adobe, but I have just downloaded CS2, should I also download CS2 versions of illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, etc., or are they included in the first download?

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@richurm: If you downloaded the first link, all of the CS2 programs are included within that, so no, you do not have to download the others.

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P.S. works fine on Windows 7 64bit.

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@omnichad: The old serial numbers are tied to the server activation, hence the need for a new serial number.

I have no doubt that downloading and installing will work just fine. I'm just wondering about the legality of such a configuration. (In most personal instances, that's not going to matter, but if someone wants to install this in a business, such a thing could get that company in hot water...)

Which is why it seems odd to me that I can't find an Adobe announcement about this.

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@tp546: It seems that you have to point the extractions for disks 2 and 3 to a specific folder when you run the downloaded files to make sure they go to the right place. I had to manually browse to the same folder I did Disk 1 to, as it tried to do a different folder. Not sure why they didn't test this more. But after making sure all the files went into C:\Creative Suite CS2\ everything was fine. Everything should be inside a subfolder called "Adobe Creative Suite 2.0" except for 2 PDF files and 2 HTML files. If they're not, drag them inside that folder.

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@omnichad: I just tried that but no luck.

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@richurm:
The Standard Edition included:
Adobe Bridge (Since CS2)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Version Cue
Design guide and training resources

Some of the other software would be beneficial.

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@tp546: What happens when you run the installer? What subfolders do you have under C:\Creative Suite CS2\Adobe Creative Suite 2.0\"?

Are you running setup.exe from that folder? I right-clicked on setup.exe and went to properties. On the compatibility tab, I set it to XP SP3 compatibility mode and to run as administrator.

I am running Windows 7 32-bit. What are you running?

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It's working for me right now. Not sure if I'll need them all, but I'll archive what I don't want for later.

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@omnichad: It tells me to insert Disc 2 and I hit OK and it comes back up again. Subfolders I have are "Adobe Creative Suite 2.0", "Adobe InDesign CS2", and "Adobe Version Cue CS2". I'm thinking I need to take everything from the Suite folder and move it down a level and see if that works.

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@omnichad: no luck but when I moved everything into the "Adobe Creative Suite 2.0" folder, it seemed to pick up disc 2.

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@tp546: Yeah - I think you only got disc 1 in the right place. There should be 11 subfolders and one for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Bridge included among those.

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Yeah, to install you need everything in one folder. The installation will create the correct folders.

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I get:
"Site Area Temporarily Unavailable
Error

We're sorry, the site area you've requested is unavailable. Please try again later. "

Hopefully it is a temporary issue.

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can anyone post the serial for cs2 windows? i closed the tab and now that page is down.

btw I had the same disc 2 issue. I uninstalled and am now reinstalling making sure everything is in the same folder. From the posts seems like this should work.

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@thebrickwall:

[Edit] Serial numbers removed [/Edit]

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geesh, been trying for half an hour now, site is still unavailable. It will probably only get worse as the day goes on

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I hate to be "that guy" but I actually chatted with Adobe support...

These files are for use if you own CS2 and have an error trying to install the software. The support rep was not able to answer why everyone has access to these files/keys, but escalated my question to someone who will get back to me via e-mail in 2-3 business days. (I'd link the chat transcript, but it goes over the 1000 character limit.)

This is probably only important to people who are considering using this in a business environment, though, since personal use is basically impossible to audit. Corporate use, though, can be audited and the business can face significant fines. At any rate, be aware that, even though this works, it's not a really legitimate free license to use these products.

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@whytcolr: The first thing you dont do is call support. Now that you alerted them to the issue. They will fix it by removing the keys and the software.

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Looks like Forbes have linked to this download via their "Tech For The Rest of Us" blog. No wonder the servers are getting hammered.
The Forbes piece gives this an air of legitimacy, as they don't generally promote piracy. It makes me wonder if the support person had their facts straight.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2013/01/07/download-adobe-cs2-applications-for-free/

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Did not work 7-Jan-13

We're sorry, the site area you've requested is unavailable. Please try again later.

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In the interim, many areas of our website are still available. You may want to try one of the following links:

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Thank you for your patience.

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@bgraeme: Last I knew that came up after a LONG delay. As in, what you posted is the error message when a page isn't working. Once the server calms down, that might change.

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@maineman99: That's just a blogger blogging the hottest thing going this morning.

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SlickDeals has wikified the whole thing

Direct Downloads still work according to several posters.

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I'm getting the same unavailable error. Does anyone know if it's completely unavailable, or if this is one of those "keep hitting refresh until you get in" things? ;)

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@maineman99: Im sure the Forbes writer found this deal on WOOT as well.

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Finally got to download page, had to try a number of times...

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It definitely seems to be dead now, can't get through no matter how many times I try.

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@nachokingp: @videogrinch:
Now that the entire US is awake, I'm guessing it's more DDOS than Adobe yanking the deal.

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