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Windows 7: No! Win7 ended my Photoshop CS4 trial 20 days early?

22 Jan 2010   #1
vraiment

fu
 
 
No! Win7 ended my Photoshop CS4 trial 20 days early?

I just installed Win7 , 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 Win7 troubles.


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22 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

Sorry to hear that. Maybe you can download a new copy of the trial?

If you did not back up, I think you will have a hard time restoring.

~Jonathan
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22 Jan 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You checked to make sure the Windows date and time are correct? If they aren't the next step is to make sure they are correct in the bios.
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22 Jan 2010   #4
vraiment

fu
 
 

I tried twice to reinstall Cs4, twice. Sadly did not work.

Windows date and time seem fine.
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22 Jan 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What happened when you reinstalled?
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22 Jan 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not sure how true it is, but perhaps the bottom answer might be why...
Photoshop trial ended. How does Adobe recognize my computer? - Yahoo! Answers
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22 Jan 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Those registry entires can be very tricky to identify, and I have had no luck trying to extend trials that way. As for changing your IP address, you would have to get into the router to do that.
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22 Jan 2010   #8
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vraiment View Post
I just installed Win7 , 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 Win7 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 Win7. The CS4 demo has timed out early, presumably due to the OS change.

I imagine that you could do a clean re-install of Win7, 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 Win7 troubles.". The only Win7 trouble that I see here is that Microsoft is selling upgrades to people who probably shouldn't be installing them without help.
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