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  1. Choc Donut

    By the way, Adobe offers platform exchanges supposedly, but if you bought it all as a suite like I did with production premium, you have to move the entire suite. Then you also cannot move it back. You have to upgrade after that.

    • Yes, it’s true that Creative Suite is still sold as single-platform software, and that a one-time “crossgrade” is possible to change from Windows to Mac or vice versa…

      However Adobe has recently changed both Lightroom and Photoshop & Premiere Elements to be multiplatform – so as our computing environments grow increasingly heterogeneous, there is hope that the next release of Creative Suite (CS6) will be as well.

      In the meantime, if you need to buy a CS4, CS5, or CS5.5 product that will run on both Windows and Mac, get a volume license (even if it’s for only one copy of the software). Hope this helps.

  2. Cameron

    when i click on the .exe file (with the .7z file fully downloaded) it comes up with an error saying “the file archive of adobe after effects cs4 is missing. please download all parts” any help?

  3. Taku

    Hey ProDesign, it’s me again, I’ve had problems with Adobe Illustrator CS4 – every time i enter my serial key, it says the serial for this product has expired… are there any solutions?

  4. Imran

    “A problem occurred while extracting some files. Check available space on your computer and the write privileges on the destination folder.”

    please can anyone tell me how can i install the premiere pro cs4 trial without getting the above error while extracting the exe file.. I have been trying to find and install cs4 for a while..
    Any advice from anyone will be greatly appreciated. thanks

    • Imran, did you try the other things suggested in our previous response?

      Are you installing to the same disk where you have the downloaded files? Do you have administrator privileges to install it? (right-click the icon and “Run as Administrator”)

      It’s also possible you may have an incomplete or corrupted download. Here are the MD5 checksums for Premiere Pro CS4 – please check against them to see if your files downloaded fully and correctly.

      If the checksums do not match, then you’ll have to try the download again… The best advice to solve it: avoid Wi-Fi, and try a different browser, computer, and/or internet connection.

      If the checksums do match, then you indeed have the proper and complete files – and it must be some funky issue with your particular computer. Scan through the previous comments here for other possible things to try, or search the Adobe Forums or Google with the exact text of the message you’re getting.

      Hope this helps and good luck!

  5. Eldon

    I’m trying to download the Adobe CS3 Design Premium trial, however when I click on the given files I’m directed to Adobe.com, where it appears only CS5.5 is available. Is there somewhere else I can get this?

    anyone, anyone? ;)

    • Welcome Eldon, oddly that does tend to happen from time to time with the Adobe site. And there is no place other than Adobe’s servers (linked above) that you can safely find and download these authentic CS3 & CS4 trials.

      But please see Kate’s earlier comments, try the things she tried, and read the replies which follow – and that should help you work past the issue.

  6. Cameron

    OMG Thank you!!!!! This just saved my bacon

  7. Frank

    If I have already downloaded and used up a CS5 trial, can I still use these legally?

    • Greetings Frank, that’s a good question and the answer is yes, Adobe legally allows you to try each of their releases for a single trial period on a given computer.

      You also can install and run multiple releases of the same product (full or trial) side-by-side on the same system if you desire. For example, some folks have Photoshop CS3, CS4, plus CS5 installed together on one machine.

  8. goomsiv

    cannot open this downloaded file for illustrator 3 ADBEILSTCS3_WWE

  9. goomsiv

    I downloaded cs3 illustrator file 1 from above which is ADBEILSTCS3_WWE. So when i try to open it in my download folder, it asks which program to open it with.

    • Oh, that’s easy. You must have been using IE, a browser which has a tendency to drop the file extensions sometimes on the downloaded file(s). As mentioned in the article above, just rename to add back an “.exe” where needed, and you should be fine for that.

  10. Dale

    It is nice that you have e-mailed me a link. One problem, It still pushes the 64bit system. I try, try, try and try some more and I still get the 64 bit. Can anyone help me on getting the program that I need?
    ANYONE?
    Dale

    • Hello again Dale, the trials for 32-bit versions of After Effects and Premiere Pro are right here on this page above. It sounds like you are getting redirected to Adobe’s CS5.5 trial page instead. Have you carefully followed the download instructions in the article? If so, please see Eldon’s comments just above for additional pointers – thanks.

  11. mauritian girl

    i tried downloading flash and it worked, but now i cant download the dreamweaver trial!
    what am i meant to do?

    • Hi – wait a bit, try again, follow the download instructions above carefully, read the previous comments for tips on how to solve any issues, or use a different browser, computer, or Internet connection – and then try again.

  12. Taku

    @ProDesignTools
    Does this still work even if you dont uninstall all your adobe products? because all the others have worked except for Illustrator cs4

    • Taku, not sure exactly what you’re asking… Could you explain what you’ve tried and what’s happened in more detail, also if your system has had any previous CS4 trials or product installations? Thanks.

  13. Eldon

    Thanks all! Worked like a charm :) d/l CS5.5 and when the Adobe d/l Manager is open, click on the trial link here! It works… awesome!

  14. Taku

    @ProDesignTools
    Basically, i’ve got CS4 trials already installed on my Windows 7 computer, (the windows version of the Cleaner is being updated) But, what i want to know is, though i have some CS4 items on my computer, do i need to uninstall them for the Cleaner to work? because i just want to use it for adobe illustrator, so it can fix that problem with the expired license.

    In other words, do i need to uninstall/backup all my adobe cs4 just to fix one product, or does it work for just that one?

    • Ah, okay. Adobe’s Creative Suite Cleaner Tool will remove all traces of all CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5 products from your computer, after they’ve been uninstalled.

      So the answer to your question is yes, you’d have to remove everything to run the tool, then reboot and begin again any installations. But, four notes:

      1. If you are in the middle of a trial period, any reinstallation of that trial will just pick up from where you left off with the same number of free days left.

      2. If you ran the same trial previously on the same computer (for example, if you had a trial of Illustrator CS4 some time ago), the Cleaner Tool will not fix or change that.

      3. This earlier comment and response may also be helpful for an “expired” message.

      4. There is nothing stopping you from downloading and running the trial of a later version of Illustrator on the same computer (e.g., CS5 or CS5.5), and it will work fine with other trial applications that are CS4.

      Hope that answers it for you.

  15. Taku

    @ProDesignTools
    Thanks ProDesign, and i’ve thought about CS5, but i’m more of a CS4 person, reasons being;
    Cs4 keeps it sweet and simple, and to the point while Cs5 seems to give just two or more extra options per program and charge about 10-50 dollars more (though this may be wrong)

    Also, I’ve never run a trial of adobe illustrator cs4 on this computer, so this Cleaner should fix this, correct?

    • Yes, it’s true that CS5 and CS5.5 do more than CS4, however the prices of the products are similar if not identical in most cases.

      Some of the newer features are really appreciated, such as Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5, which doesn’t exist in CS4 and earlier. This is a real “magical” time-saver.

      But if you still want Creative Suite 4 instead, we recommend buying CS4 here through Adobe’s “Business Store” (using their Backward Licensing Policy). That way, you’re assured of getting authentic and safe software, which is hard to find elsewhere.

      As for the Cleaner Tool – it may work to fix the “expired trial” issue, but there are no guarantees. (And actually, if you’ve ever run a CS4 trial before that included Illustrator, you won’t be able to run it again regardless.)

  16. Shak

    Dear Prodesign, im new to this site and whenever i click a file, it keeps taking me to the adobe website… please help i want to download flash professional cs4 trial, as i find it easier and better to use but the problem is that the significant links keep taking me to the adobe official website where there are no cs4 trials… please elaborate further, thanks in advance.

  17. Connor

    when it is loading, setup it pops up an error that says installer database is invalid, any advice?

  18. Imran

    Thanks for helping me..I have tried everything, the checksums are similar, have downloaded all the files in the same location, have tried installing as an admin, have tried extracting them in the same folder as the original file.. none of them are seems to be working and I keep getting the write privileges error..
    Is there any other suggestion you can tell me..it would be greatly appreciated sir

    Thanks.

  19. Connor

    ok i kinda understand that but i have another question now – when i try to redownload the files, it just takes me to adobe site and it says i have to sign in… but when i do it brings me to the new cs5.5 downloads and i dont have any cookies blocking it or firewall. any ideas to fix this problem?

  20. Kathy

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting these links. I have downloaded Adobe CS3 Design Premium for Mac successfully and it is working well in the trial version. I have purchased CS5 recently but Indesign does not work well on my new iMac and Adobe tech support have been unable to solve the issue. Indesign CS3 in the trial version works perfectly.

    I have contacted Adobe to try to purchase CS3 for Mac before my trial version expires (as the link on the ‘buy product and serial number online’ button just takes me to buy the most current version), but Adobe says that they are unable to sell it to me as they do not sell previous versions, only the latest version!

    Does you have any ideas on how I might be able to keep using CS3 after my 30 day trial period? I am willing to do almost anything now!

    thank you,
    Kathy

    • Hi Kathy, thanks for your question. Trying to find an authentic and safe copy of CS3 (or CS4) is difficult these days… As you saw, Adobe does not sell CS3 in any form, as the software is four years old now.

      Your best bet is to look for an Adobe Authorized Reseller/Retailer… (search by zip code or country) You may not find what you’re looking for in stock, but it could be worth a try.

      There’s a lot of bad software out there that will harm your computer, so please be very careful. Try to find a vendor you trust, that you’ve heard of, and that you are sure is genuine, authentic, and legal.

      But instead of going backwards, we really recommend just getting CS5.5 from Adobe instead (if your computer will support it) – you’ll be safe and get a much better and faster product for the price. Since you already bought CS5 this would be a short upgrade for you to the latest version of InDesign CS5.5. Hope this helps.

  21. Hamza

    Hi i just downloaded flash cs4 i keep getting a message the ‘error 6’ and ‘Licensing for this product has expired’ please help. thanks in advanced.

  22. Shak

    Hi, i just downloaded the flash cs5.5 trial and i saved the link to my desktop, but when i try to double-click the application, it gives me an error message:

    16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem “C:\users\my name\desktop\FLASHP~1.EXE The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
    Cs:0de3 IP:0115 OP:63 65 73 73
    Choose ‘close’ to terminate the application.”

    please help this error has occurred with all my adobe downloads i am really frustrated, and no one is helping me :'(

    operating system is windows 7 32-bit, Ram is 1.86 and the processor is intel core i3 – the model is Toshiba l500 1Xc

    thanks in advance and also when i click the links on the website i gives me a error message

    “Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/FlashPro_11_LS1.7z” on this server. ”

    thank you soo much in advance.

    • Hello again Shak, for that first (unusual) problem, please see our response to your other comment here.

      For the “access denied” message, you just have to carefully follow the download instructions in the article above, and if you’re still having issues after that, try a different browser, computer and/or Internet connection. Thanks.

  23. Kathy

    Thanks for your answer – but unfortunately Indesign CS5.5 has the same issue (I downloaded the trial to see if it would work – and it is slow too, just like Indesign CS5).

    Adobe tech support said it was a ‘known issue’, but that doesn’t help much when I need to use Indesign to earn an income.

    I have been using CS3 on old PC’s without issue. I recently bought a new iMac (12G Ram, 2TB HD plus 256G SSHD – basically the biggest everything you could get on an iMac), so it should support the software. Both Apple and Adobe have been unable to help, just telling me it’s a ‘known issue’. (It would have been nice to have been told this before I spent 10k on a new computer and software that I can’t use!).

    I have spent many hours online looking for a copy of CS3 that I could buy that would be legal to no avail.

    Adobe told me that they no longer had copies of the software (which they obviously do, as your link allowed me to download it), and then even when I called back and said I had a trial copy now and I just wanted to pay them for a valid serial number, they still wouldn’t take my money.

    So it seems that no matter how hard I try to do it legally and safely, there just isn’t a way! All i want to do is be able to use Indesign productively on my new Mac – this whole debacle has been very frustrating.

    If they are going to sell software with known issues, then they should also keep selling the software without the known issue for those who need to use it!

    Sorry for the rant – I just really wanted to have a legal copy on my new machine!

    • Yes Kathy, it can be frustrating if you’re trying to secure a good (permanent, genuine, safe) copy of an older Adobe version for whatever reason. We’ve talked with Adobe about it as well, and basically they say it’s not productive to invest further resources into old versions and have to maintain and sell multiple simultaneous releases of considerably differing ages and sales volumes.

      They do sell older versions in some specific cases (for example After Effects CS4 and Premiere Pro CS4 for 32-bit systems), but generally they say it’s not cost-effective for them to do so otherwise.

  24. callum

    when i download the .7z file, and open what file do i click on to install after effects cs4????
    HELP

  25. Shak

    THANK YOU PRODESIGN I LOVEEEE U!! XXX
    for all of you whom have the licensing for this product has expired, please visit the link: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/error-licensing-product-expired-cs4.html

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