How can I reinstall Photoshop 7 after my computer crashed and the disc I have has a scratch on it?

by on December 23, 2011

Q: Hey guys.. my computer crashed and I lost all my programs.. One being Photoshop 7. I have the old disc and my serial number, but the old disc has a scratch on it and I can only download up to 20% of the program. I called Adobe and they no longer will give out Adobe 7 software discs nor let you download from their site their own older programs. Was wondering if you guys know a site that would allow me to download Adobe Photoshop 7 and all I would need to do in the set up is put my serial number in the set up portion. I am a designer this program means an awful lot to me.. Please help me guys… Thanks so much.. cheers…


3 Responses to “How can I reinstall Photoshop 7 after my computer crashed and the disc I have has a scratch on it?”
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    Photoshop version 7 is about ten years old now. If you have no interest in moving to a newer version of Photoshop, your best option would be to attempt repairing the scratched CD.

    See this page for details, and read the entire page a few times to fully understand everything before trying any kind of scratch repair yourself. Once you do get the CD to work, make sure you burn yourself a backup copy of the disk as well as any other legacy software that is important to you.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Scratched-CD

     
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    You may also want to try contacts adobe support. If you have a license key they may be able to supply you with some form of replacement disc or download. Even though it is about 10yrs old as Mark stated.

     
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      According to billlavin’s post it looks like Adobe said no : (