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Author Topic: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?  (Read 4894 times)

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Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« on: June 17, 2009, 06:07:47 AM »
I need to download an older software (Photoshop 5.5)
I have a lisence/key for it (even have it registered with Adobe)
but it's no longer 'available' and I somehow have managed to lose both original and copy CDs :-[

Problems
  • I'm completely ignorant of this kind of thing
  • I dont know who to trust
  • dont know if download is a trial or not (downloads seem to vary between 50 and 70MB roughly which I presume is related to trial but dont even know which is larger)

The best I could find was http://www.brotherso...photoshop-59857.html
MacAfee says
Quote from: http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/brothersoft.com
In our tests, we found a small fraction of downloads on this site that some people consider adware or other potentially unwanted programs.
which sounds safe enough, but I dont know if it's just a trial

then there's something like this
http://rapidlibrary....hotoshop5+5+download
which is presumably much more dubious(?) but at least it says that it's a full version . .

Anyone got any tips?
Tom

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 06:21:14 AM »
Have you seen this looks pretty legit and you said file sizes vary from 50-70 mb and that one is 76.
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 06:54:11 AM »
Have you seen this looks pretty legit and you said file sizes vary from 50-70 mb and that one is 76.

thanks Loki - I had actually seen that - it eventually leads to
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A newer version of Adobe Photoshop is available.
Download the latest version | Learn more about Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
Tom

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 06:55:52 AM »
Have you tried calling Adobe? If you have a licensed copy they should be able to supply it as either a CD or a download.

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 11:24:35 AM »
If yours is a CD version, your CD key may not work with the downloadable trial version.

And the CD version is much larger than the ones you have found.

Disk 1 is about 400mb
Disk 2 is about 300mb

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 04:41:25 PM »
Have you tried calling Adobe? If you have a licensed copy they should be able to supply it as either a CD or a download.

after wandering around the website for a [good] while, I discovered they offer replacement CDs - for money - but only for 90 days after an upgrade to that product has been offered.
They really dont care what people think of them do Adobe :(
so I doubt very much that they will offer a download . .
Tom

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 07:24:13 PM »
Since Adobe won't sell the media to you I'd just find a friend who'd be willing to let you copy their CDs or upload some ISOs to you.

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 08:16:45 PM »
Have you tried calling Adobe? If you have a licensed copy they should be able to supply it as either a CD or a download.

after wandering around the website for a [good] while, I discovered they offer replacement CDs - for money - but only for 90 days after an upgrade to that product has been offered.
They really dont care what people think of them do Adobe :(
so I doubt very much that they will offer a download . .

I still think it is probably worth a phone call - I have found Adobe customer services very helpful in the past.

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2009, 12:38:23 AM »
Have you tried calling Adobe? If you have a licensed copy they should be able to supply it as either a CD or a download.

They are not going to do that for 10 year old software. In fact, it's more likely they will try to convince you to buy latest version rather than use something so old & outdated.

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2009, 02:20:41 AM »
How about $13-00 for a replacement CD?

Here's one on ebay as long as you're in the USA.

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2009, 02:28:33 AM »
Sorry Tomos :( I should have done a little more research, I was being rushed out the door when I posted that.
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2009, 04:00:35 AM »
Or eBay in the UK

If you want to bid on this and are not in the UK you can get it shipped to my address if you like and I will forward it to you if you pay the postage (if you don't need the book I can just post the CDs). You will need to ask the seller to allow you to bid because eBay will probably reject non-UK bidders since there isn't an international shipping option.

At least in this auction it has both CDs included.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2009, 04:05:43 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2009, 04:04:48 AM »
problem resolved - someone got me a copy of it - thanks :-*
thanks all for help :Thmbsup:
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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2009, 04:08:12 AM »
Glad to hear you got it resolved tomos :)
R.I.P Terry Winstel, you were a musician, a hero, and a well loved man.  But above all, you were my dad. Forever in my heart 1953-2009.

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2009, 04:23:47 AM »
Or eBay in the UK
hi Carol
thanks for that offer too - as you can see above I'm now happily sorted.

I was suprised to see it's still selling for up to 290 euros here in germany (mainly the german version which is probably rarer than the english version - I see german language versions of New adobe products are quite a bit more expensive than eng.versions)
But then it's still a very capable programme and for my uses I never needed to update . .
Tom

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2009, 05:07:27 AM »
Not only are German editions more expensive than English but UK English is more expensive than US English (which given that they don't even produce a UK English edition is a bit annoying).

Why can't Americans spell properly ?

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Re: Need to d'load unavailable soft - but where is safe?
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2009, 05:59:54 AM »
Why can't Americans spell properly ?
;D ;D
looking for trouble are you :D
dont get me started about Adobe lol (at least I've gotten to the stage I can laugh about it, eh . . today anyway)

more of the same:
I'm looking at an upgrade to [English language] Illustrator - it's 40% more expensive in Europe than in US - and that's not even including tax :( (another 20% on top of that waaah)

and
Buying/installing/experiencing Adobe - PIA
Tom