Install CS4 with no serial number

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Cagle, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Cagle macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    I bought a mac that came installed with Adobe CS4 but I had to reinstall the OS due to issues - I was given the CS4 installation disks but no serial number, and now Photoshop is asking for it.

    do I have any options or am I up ***** creek? Considering I have the actual disks I thought it was worth asking :eek:
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    You'll need to get a serial number from Adobe. You might have to contact whomever you purchased the computer from though as Adobe won't really be able to help you that much.
  3. pscraig macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    I wouldn't even bother calling Adobe. They're going to just assume it's pirated, and although they are polite and courteous to get anything out of them will require some sort of proof of purchase or registration data from the original user.
  4. UpDownAeroplane macrumors member

    May 21, 2010
    just wait after a few replies and someone will try to guilt trip you and tell you this is unethical.:rolleyes:

    but yeah there are many ways to get a serial number if you need it.
  5. dknightd macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2004
    the serial number is probably somewhere on the packaging of the CD's

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