Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Plus Free Download (Windows & Mac)

Adobe has kindly made its Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Plus available as a free download for both Windows and Mac platforms. Adobe Creative Suite (CS) is a collection of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications made or acquired by Adobe Systems. The collection consists of Adobe’s applications (e.g., Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign), that are based on various technologies (e.g., PostScript, PDF, Flash).

Products to be given away are:

  • Creative Suite 2 (Windows & Mac)
  • Acrobat 3D 1.0 for Windows
  • Acrobat Standard 7.0  (Windows & Mac)
  • Acrobat Pro 8.0  (Windows & Mac)
  • Audition 3.0  (Windows)
  • GoLive CS2 (Windows & Mac)
  • Illustrator CS2 (Windows & Mac)
  • InCopy CS2 (Windows & Mac)
  • InDesign CS2 (Windows & Mac)
  • Photoshop CS2 (Windows & Mac)
  • Photoshop Elements 4.0/5.0 (Windows & Mac)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 (Windows)

 

CS2 System Requirements

  • Mac OS X v.10.2.8–v.10.3.8. PowerPC G4 or G5 processor
  • Microsoft Windows 2000/Windows XP. Intel Pentium III or 4 processor

Many users are reporting they are able to install some of these programs on Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit).

Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Plus Full Version Free Download

Note that Adobe CS 2 Premium Plus was released in 2005, so there may be significant compatibility issues with some newer operating systems. Anyway, if you are interested, you can visit here to get the serial number & download the software. You do need an Adobe account to download the files, but registration is completely free.

To update the programs once installed: Change system date to before 10/01/2011, run Adobe updater, download/install updates, then change system date back to current.

If you are facing the error message, “Your Adobe Photoshop user name, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid. The application cannot continue and must now exit”. Please edit the installation path during installation. In the installer wizard, type c:\\progra~2\\adobe for the installation path instead of c:\\program files\\adobe.

If you’re trying to install Adobe Creative Suite 2.x in Windows x64 bit and you get “Error: the path you select for installation contains unsupported characters. Please choose a different folder for installation.” Here are the solutions.

Solution 1: Edit the installation path. Edit the installation path, and then install the application files to that folder.  In the installer wizard, type [X]:\\Progra~2\\Adobe for the installation path. Your Adobe Creative Suite applications will be installed to Program Files (x86)\\Adobe.
Resume the installation.

Solution 2: Create a new folder, and then specify that folder in the installation path. Note: Don’t use parentheses in the folder name.

UPDATE 3: This seems to be not an official Adobe giveaway. Following a frenzy of Internet activity — and some confusion — it appears that Adobe isn’t giving away free copies of Adobe CS2. You are only legally entitled to download and install with that serial number if you have a valid license to the product! Sorry for getting your hopes up and adding to the confusion.

Updated 2 [thanks to slickdeals.net & our blog reader zach]:

THIS MIGHT BE A WASTE OF YOUR/OUR TIME, ACCORDING TO FORBES [forbes.com].

“On behalf of Adobe Systems Incorporated …

You have heard wrong! Adobe is absolutely not providing free copies of CS2!

What is true is that Adobe is terminating the activation servers for CS2 and that for existing licensed users of CS2 who need to reinstall their software, copies of CS2 that don’t require activation but do require valid serial numbers are available. (Special serial numbers are provided on the page for each product download.) See <http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1114930>.”

An Adobe Staff wrote on the blog, sounds like they pretend nothing has happened.

“Effective December 13, Adobe disabled the activation server for CS2 products and Acrobat 7 because of a technical glitch. These products were released over 7 years ago and do not run on many modern operating systems. But to ensure that any customers activating those old versions can continue to use their software, we issued a serial number directly to those customers. While this might be interpreted as Adobe giving away software for free, we did it to help our customers.

Please see here for additional information.

ON THE OTHER HAND Later in that same thread, another Adobe staffer said this:

I don’t think you have to worry about Adobe coming after you for this, union_bug.

As soon as our execs have approved an official statement on this issue, I or another Adobe staffer will post it here.

Please see http://forums.adobe.com/message/4974633#4974633 for additional information.

Till now, there is still no official statement from Adobe on this issue.

We sincerely apologize for any and all inconveniences this may have caused.

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Updated: Since this is an amazing deal, it is not surprise to see that the giveaway site is getting hammered. So if you got the message saying that “We’re sorry, the site area you’ve requested is unavailable. Please try again later. ”  You’d better try again later or even tomorrow.

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19 thoughts on “Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Plus Free Download (Windows & Mac)”

  1. Well I’ve decided to uninstall the “free” Adobe software.
    There is a statement clearly saying that it is for people who bought the software and want to re-install it again.
    As painful as it may be I think the right thing to do is uninstall the software if you didn’t buy a legal license. A lot of people may think it is OK just because it is easy to access the sight and use the software, so they blame Adobe for that. Well if you forgot to lock your front door of your house and someone came into your home and took something and they said, “You left your door open so anything in your house is free to take” Would you agree with that???
    I hope some people will agree with me and do the right thing.
    As for me, I’ll wait for the next Xara freebie and download that, I missed the one last month.
    Anyway thanks William and God Bless you for this website.

  2. I have no idea whether this will work,.. but hey! Downloading!! I get to use PS CS2 at work- its worth the try to get it on my own machine!! I’m assuming that maybe it won’t work on Win 8 machines? It works on win 7.
    There is also an ad above it trying to get people to use the latest version cloud based for $50 a month,….
    I think you got it right, William!! I’ve gotten some great prgs because of your site, but LOL,…. this is really worth the try! 🙂 Thanks for posting it!!

    1. @Martina, you are welcome.I do not known whether it will work on Win 8 or not, but you may always download VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/), a free virtualization tool that allows you to run a Windows XP guest operating system on Windows 8 machine.

      1. You can run XP on Win 8? Oh my!!!
        I tried it on my win7 machine- made it portable because I’d heard you couldn’t do it on AMD machines, Worked! So 2nd time tried it with a bigger usb drive- LOL,.. something went wrong, wrote a few things to the computer and I ended up with the BSOD,.. took a couple of days to get it back!! (without loosing everything!)
        LOL,.. have to admit I still have some favourite prgs that will not run on 7, but now- you have me looking into it again! Thanks William!!:-)

        1. @ Martina,

          VirtualBox enables a computer to emulate a standalone working environment of the operating system and work with it as with the conventional system, HOWEVER, with somewhat slower speeds. Using this software you run multiple operating systems at the same time on a single PC. It can make life easier for developers to develop and test cross-platform applications and lovers to work with new applications or OS.

  3. I’m not angry at you William because other websites thought CS2 was free, too. But this sucks! I would have considered using Adobe again and maybe upgraded in the future. But if it is illegal I will uninstall it. Adobe continues to post this message in the forum:

    “Effective December 13, Adobe disabled the activation server for CS2 products and Acrobat 7 because of a technical glitch. These products were released over 7 years ago and do not run on many modern operating systems. But to ensure that any customers activating those old versions can continue to use their software, we issued a serial number directly to those customers. While this might be interpreted as Adobe giving away software for free, we did it to help our customers.
    –Community Admin”

    They have no direct response to people who already downloaded, installed and registered it. Or I guess they want people to use common sense, they said it is NOT free, so you should uninstall it. What is interesting is that many people think this is a marketing ploy to rake in new recruits for Adobe who will get aquainted with using the old software and hope they will buy the upgrade. Similar marketing promotion done by many other companies. Is Adobe losing some future users because of cheaper just as capable alternatives (you Corel) and free software (hi GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus)? Well it maybe true that Adobe may take a hit in sales, but in the long-run may find a whole new user based created by all of us who DL and installed CS2 and the other software. Why make it so easy to download and get a serial# and register? Do they think that mumbo-jumbo “These products were released over 7 years ago and do not run on many modern operating systems.” would be believable?
    What do you guys think???

    1. Oh by the way, even after this big confusion, you can STILL access the page easily and DL the software!

    2. zero2dash on slickdeals.net wrote:

      We’re still dealing with blog posts and anonymous Adobe employees therefore I’m still taking it with a grain of salt and nothing more.

      Secondly – it doesn’t matter, they still can’t prove anything regarding people who downloaded it. As far as I’m concerned, CS2 is/was free today.

      I have a hard time believing that a company as big as Adobe and as smart as they are were still dumb enough to put a page with practically no locks or login credentials required to access it; one that is easily found by something as mundane and elementary as a search engine. I would think that a software package once valued at over $1,000 would be locked up a little tighter than that.

      When I see a press release from a CEO, CFO, COO, or someone with a name attached on a reputable site – I’ll believe it.

      And I can’t agree he/she more!

    3. @RealBull

      Firstly, I am very sorry to cause you inconvenience.

      Let’s just wait the official statement from Adobe on this issue.

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    In the interim, many areas of our website are still available. You may want to try one of the following links:
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    Thank you for your patience.

  5. FYI, I tried the site, downloaded PS, Ill and ID and installed it on my 64-bit Windows 7 OS with no problem.

    Also Microsoft’s Expression Design and Web are now freeware:
    https://www.microsoft.com/expression/

    Of course it is inferior to Adobe’s products, but it is still FREE to have.
    Bye

  6. I’m not sure if it’s just my luck over the last 24hrs…

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    1. @Ota, Since this is an amazing deal, it is not surprise to see that the giveaway site is getting hammered. You’d better try again later or even tomorrow.

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