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re-activate Adobe Acrobat Standard 7


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#1 nativetex_H

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

I had installed Adobe Acrobat 7 (AA7) on my computer, and it worked fine. Then I had to replace my hard drive and reinstall my programs. When I reinstalled AA7, it asked me to activate it every time I used it, then it refused my attempts to activate. I contacted Adobe in a chat. An Adobe rep gave me the following instructions, and those instructions also failed:

 

"Here are the steps to activate the product on your machine:

Please remove/uninstall older version installed on your machine  (My thought -- why?)

Go to http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html

Download new version of product from that link.

Download 22001904.exe.

Install the downloaded version on your machine with new serial number from next to download link.

Use the serial number which ends with 2468 (1016-1415-6379-6184-1333-2468).

That serial number will not ask you to activate the product on your machine."

 

Then he wrote,

"Due to some technical glitch, Adobe has disabled the activation server for the product." Don't know whether he was referring to my original Acrobat 7 or the product that he suggested I download.

 

Please help. The current installation expires soon, even though I have the software CD with serial number, etc.

 

 



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

Why in the world would you post your personal, unique serial number on a public forum? All anyone else has to do now is install Adobe Acrobat 7 and use your serial number. And since it can only be used on one single computer on the entire planet, you will not be able to use it because you allowed someone else to steal it.

 

And once they activate their Adobe software with your serial number, the software contacts Adobe's servers and your serial number is then marked as "in use". Then when you, or anyone else, tries to use that same serial number again, you simply won't be able to.

 

Hopefully a Moderator will be along soon to delete this entire thread.


Edited by SpywareDoc, 09 July 2013 - 03:41 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:34 PM

It wasn't MY serial number! Read the message again. It was a PUBLIC number on the Adobe website for ANYONE to use.

 

Apparently, you are a no-solutions, insults-only participant.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:46 PM

Fortunately, my mistake. So sorry. (I was flabergasted that someone would be posting their serial number).

 

I'll shutup and bow out now.


Edited by SpywareDoc, 09 July 2013 - 04:52 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

Worked out my own solution. The first time that I downloaded 22001904.exe, the download split into two nonfunctional files -- one ending in ".exe.part". So I stubbornly tried a second download of the same file. This time, the whole file downloaded in one piece as a proper application executable. After that, no problem installing. I now have a functioning Adobe Acrobat Standard 7 that doesn't nag me to activate. Yes, I know that it's an old version, but it works well, and I don't have to buy a new, overpriced product.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:26 AM

Good to hear the problem's been resolved. Thanks for posting back.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

Just wanted to chime in my two cents - this isn't meant to criticize just to be clear, only concerned, but aren't you concerned with security risks?  .pdf's are by far & away one the leading instruments for the spread of malware - up there with the big boys, unpatched Java and Adobe Flash - I know that I can relate to likely older versions of software in some cases - but by and by, one of the reasons Adobe consistently updates Acrobat and Reader to patch malware related loopholes.  I suppose if you're only using it to create .pdfs, and using a patched, up to date version of Reader for your web-based .pdfs you would be ok....

 

Other than that, I see you fixed your problem, but I was thought I would through this out there too - ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe Adobe's not so secret FTP site - it's where you can go for all of your old version Adobe needs (installation media).

 

Cheers






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