View Full Version : Adobe CS3 student- can I use it while waiting?

22nd March 2008, 06:30 PM
Hey all, friendly Mactalkers!

I finally decided to buy Adobe CS3 Design Premium Student Edition (Thank God for Adobe's very generous student pricing!) and sent my serial code slip in e-mail today. I have two questions:

1) How long is the average time for me to get my serial code, and,

2) Can I install it on my mac whilst waiting for the serial code to arrive? It says on the packet, "STOP! Before Installing this product you must obtain serial bla bla..." What will happen if I install it? Will I be able to enter the serial code later, and enjoy a thirty day trial or something?

Thanks in advance,

22nd March 2008, 07:04 PM
needs a serial to install.
takes about 2 weeks. for teh code to come.

22nd March 2008, 07:07 PM
Oh, ok. Two weeks? Geesh, that's a long time. I'm dying to use it!


22nd March 2008, 07:37 PM
it might be faster now, i got it in the first week of release..

22nd March 2008, 07:46 PM
Ah, ok then.

Thankyou :)

22nd March 2008, 08:00 PM
I heard they they are taking three business days - but that could be rumour. And besides, it's easter, they will probably take longer! :)

22nd March 2008, 08:07 PM
2 weeks is the most likely from my experience.

24th March 2008, 04:11 PM
Wow! I just wanted to let people who want to know the same thing as me this: my serial code came today! That's pretty good, considering it wasn't even a business day, and it was Easter! Adobe, you're my favourite company now. Good work! 3 Non-Business days.

24th March 2008, 04:23 PM
Told you it wouldn't be too long! :)


EDIT: 100 posts - yay!

24th March 2008, 04:28 PM
Final point - you could have got it going w/o the serial number.
Yes - a 30 day trial essentially!
The serial can be placed later.

And why not celebrate - 600 posts today! Hoorah for MacTalk:D

24th March 2008, 04:54 PM
Congrats on your 100 and 600 posts, people!

Really? I was told it needed a serial code to install! Oh well. I spent the time looking at hundreds of tutorials, so now I have a basic understanding of how it works.

Thanks for all your replies!

24th March 2008, 07:28 PM
Can't you just use the 30 day trial off the internet while you wait?

27th March 2008, 03:30 AM
doesnt matter now.... you may be able to, but the OP just proved its under a week anyway.... :)