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Photoshop CS suddenly needs admin privileges

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by FijiJohn, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. FijiJohn

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    I've been running Vista Ultimate and Photoshop CS for more than a year and suddenly today when I try to open PS it says that "Current user account does not the privileges to perform product activation..." and refuces to open. If I go to the PS exe and check the box for Run as Admin it runs (altho I have to click the UAC warning when using this setting). Any ideas as to what is happening? (No major software or hardware changes recently.)
     
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  3. FijiJohn

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    Yes, the KB article does describe the problem but in my case setting thr AdobeLM service (the license manager service) to automatic does not help. The other "suggestion" is not one I really want to face: "Reformat the hard disk, and then reinstall only Windows and Adobe software." Typically arrogant advice from Adobe in my many years of experience with Adobe products. I found out the hard way that if you mess with your hardware too much and need to re-activate a few times ON THE VERY SAME MACHINE that they will refuse permission. "Read your license carefully" I was told. "You get only two re-activations and after that you need to buy a new copy" is what I was told. After spending a fortune on the complete Creative Suite bundle, I am more than a tad annoyed they want me to buy it again. (Of course, they will let me buy just the upgrade this time for only about $500 - such nice folks they are.)
     
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