3 day old trial says "Licence Expired" – Clean Install?

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Mike_H_Stevens
Jul 8, 2007
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Now after days of not responding, if I let CS3 sit there after a bout 10 mins it says activate. When I select no to use trial it says license expired and dies. How can I clean all and do a new trial clean install?

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chrisjbirchall
Jul 8, 2007
Anything (a program or manual intervention) that attempts to adjust the system clock will result in the 30 day trial ending abruptly, with no way of starting again on that particular hard disk.
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jacquie
Jul 8, 2007
On Jul 8, 12:59 am, wrote:
Now after days of not responding, if I let CS3 sit there after a bout 10 mins it says activate. When I select no to use trial it says license expired and dies. How can I clean all and do a new trial clean install?

Have you cleaned you cache?
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Bob Levine
Jul 8, 2007
with no way of starting again on that particular hard disk.

Well, a complete format and clean install of Windows would do it, but that’s pretty drastic considering Adobe has a 30 day money back policy.

Bob
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Don_McCahill
Jul 8, 2007
I’m confused Bob. How does a 30 day money back policy relate to an expired trial?
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Bob Levine
Jul 8, 2007
It doesn’t. My point was, why go to the trouble of reformatting and reinstalling Windows just to run a trial?

If you buy it and don’t like it, you’ll get your money back.

Bob
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Don_McCahill
Jul 9, 2007
I see. Of course, you have to realize that some people (including me) are notorious for losing something, or forgetting the deadline day, and then winding up unable to get the refund.

I bet I could pay for my upcoming CS3 purchase with the money I have failed to collect over the years in rebates. (It has reached the point where I refuse to buy something with a rebate.)
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rob
Jul 9, 2007
wrote:

Now after days of not responding, if I let CS3 sit there after a bout 10 mins it says activate. When I select no to use trial it says license expired and dies. How can I clean all and do a new trial clean install?

Adobe have a program to clean the HDD of all files related to the installation of CS3 (the beta version at least) you may want to try using that first. WinBootstrapper which is an installer package. I think download is available on the Adobe site. Mine came with the CS3 CD.
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Mike_H_Stevens
Jul 25, 2007
Dave: Thanks and Thanks again. That is the link to the Adobe cleaner script I was asking about. All now is hunky-dory.

Adobe seem to be keeping this cleaning script thing quiet. maybe it can be used to reset a trial or somethings. great work.

Mike
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Don_McCahill
Jul 25, 2007
maybe it can be used to reset a trial or somethings

Don’t count on it.

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