Quote: Originally Posted by vraiment
I just installed Windows 7 , open CS4 , and it says trial ended, by 20 days. I can't back up to Vista because I'm a dumb person who did'nt do a backup
I don't know if anyone can help . I'm upset with all these Windows 7 troubles.
Just to be clear: I guess that you had a demo version of Photoshop CS4 installed on a system under Vista. You upgraded-in-place to Windows 7. The CS4 demo has timed out early, presumably due to the OS change.
I imagine that you could do a clean re-install of Windows 7, and that Photoshop would install on that again, and restore the demo evaluation period. As far as I know, Photoshop doesn't phone home in demo mode. Clean installing the OS is sufficiently tedious that I doubt many people resort to it to run Photoshop for free indefinitely.
Your other alternatives are to buy Photoshop, or steal it. I don't know about now, but a year ago, it was easy to steal. I won't participate in any discussion of how to steal it.
(My copy is CS4 Standard, purchased and downloaded directly from Adobe. This was after I tried to save a few dollars on a gray market copy, which turned out to be counterfeit. Fortunately, the dealer returned my funds, after I filed with PayPal. I'm about 80% sure that they knew what they sold me, though they claimed otherwise.)
I'm having a little trouble not remarking on "I'm upset with all these Windows 7 troubles.". The only Windows 7 trouble that I see here is that Microsoft is selling upgrades to people who probably shouldn't be installing them without help.