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  1. Hi Sandra,

    So I’d uninstall acrobat XI and run the adobe creative cloud cleaner tool:

    https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

    …to get rid of any leftover adobe files and folders.

    Install Acrobat XI again, but this time make sure you are not connected to the internet. This is important as the very first Adobe update is for Adobe Application Manager (AAM) which will update to the Cloud version of AAM, which I think is causing the problem.

    This will stop AAM from updating. Next install update Acrobat Update 11.0.19 from the following Adobe update page:

    https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotes/11/11.0.19.html#elevenzerozeronineteen

    Pick the appropriate update for you operating system. Do this all offline. Don’t go back online till you check to see if Acrobat is now working.

    After the installation completes, check to see if Acrobat XI is working both offline and online.

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  2. I just bought a MacBook Pro with macOS 10.14.6. I want to get and install PS elements 2020 or 2019. How do I do that? I want a one-time download. How much is it and how do I pay for it? Is there a free trial period.

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    • Hello Norma, thanks for your question. The answer is that Adobe sells only the latest release of Elements.

      Meaning, you cannot purchase a license or serial number for any other version than the current one, which is Elements 2023.

      Sorry! That’s Adobe’s policy, not ours. The issue for you is that macOS Mojave (from 2018) is too old to be supported by any recent software.

      Elements 2023 requires macOS 11 or macOS 12. I guess the MacBook Pro that you just bought must have been an older machine?

  3. I have a new HP Laptop. My Adobe CS3 programs are on my old computer. I tried to copy and paste, but they are asking for the license number which I do not have. Am I reading your page correctly, that I can download Adobe CS3 or CS4 from your website onto my new laptop with Windows 11?

    I am a therapist and make MP3 recordings for my clients. I currently need and use Adobe Premiere Pro for my voice/music mixing and Adobe Soundbooth to convert from .wav to mp3. My old computer is about to go bye-bye… I am panicking that I can’t save my Adobe CS3 program. You say “free trial.” Does that mean that after trial period I will have to pay for the program? Help!

    Reply
    • Very sorry, Patti – some years ago, Adobe decommissioned the aging activation servers for CS3 (from 2007)…

      So, it’s no longer possible for CS3 software to be activated or permanently installed on new systems, even with a valid purchased serial number. Only the 30-day free trial can be run.

      Unfortunately, this fate is liable to happen to all of the old CS programs eventually, as they were written in a different era with dated APIs and obsolete (insecure) security protocols.

      In fact, none of the CS tools will even install on newer Macs past macOS 10.14 “Mojave,” due to changes that Apple made to remove all support for 32-bit applications.

      For a new computer like what you purchased, the best option would be newer versions of those programs, although of course this costs money… Wish we could tell you otherwise.

      (Note that Soundbooth has been replaced with Audition in the modern Adobe suite.)

  4. HELP… from your website this morning I ordered Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 to run on my Mac Catalina OS ver. 10.15.7. Thru PayPal, my bank account was charged $99.99… OK.

    For whatever reason, all I could order was ver. 2020 which I did and then got an auto upgrade to 2021… All was going well until I got to the final step. In a window from Adobe titled “Your Product” it showed:

    Serial Number AAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD-EEEE-FFFF
    Platform: Multiple Version 21.0
    Registration Date: Feb. 3, 2023
    Adobe Order # AD01234567890CUS.

    But, when I clicked Download in the Photoshop Elements window on that page… ver. 2021 was NOT there, only 2023 – which I did not choose, as it is not compatible. Adobe somehow has gone ahead and ordered me ver. 2023… HELP

    I REALLY would like to speak to a human instead of a computer… In advance, I Thank You for your help.

    Leon

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    • Hi Leon,

      Wish we could help, but we are not Adobe – we are publishers of an independent website who report on their software, and don’t have any power or control over their products or orders. We do not sell anything here.

      So you’d be best off contacting Adobe directly here with your inquiry:

      http://www.AdobeCustomers.com/

      PLEASE NOTE: Adobe ONLY sells the latest release of Elements (currently version 2023). It is impossible to buy any other version of Elements from Adobe’s site.

      To make matters confusing, “Elements 2023” is technically version 21.0 of the software itself.

      Thanks and good luck!

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