How to Activate Adobe Design Premium CS3 with a Serial Code
If you have purchased Adobe Design Premium CS3, you may need a serial code to activate your product and access its features. A serial code is a 24-digit numeric code that is unique to your product. Depending on how and where you purchased your product, you may also need a redemption code to obtain your serial code. A redemption code is a 24-digit alphanumeric code that you can find on a product card, an insert in a boxed product, or an email if you did not purchase a physical product.
In this article, we will show you how to find your serial code or redemption code, and how to use them to activate your Adobe Design Premium CS3 product.
The first step to activate your product is to find your serial code or redemption code. Here are some common ways to find them:
If you purchased from Adobe.com or registered your product, sign in at https://account.adobe.com/products. In Registered products, note the serial number for your app[^2^].
If you purchased Adobe Student & Teacher edition product, you may have received a serial number or a redemption code. See Serial numbers, redemption codes, and product codes Student & Teacher editions [^1^].
If you purchased from a store or online retailer, you may have received a redemption code or a serial number via email. If you received a redemption code in your email, see Redemption code help [^1^]. If you purchased an Elements app from Amazon, learn how to redeem the code.
If you purchased a product box, you might have a serial number or a redemption code depending on your product and where you purchased it. Find your redemption code on an insert card inside the box. The redemption code is a 24-digit alphanumeric code. For detailed instructions, see Redemption code help [^1^]. Find your serial number on the disc sleeve or on the product box. The serial number is a 24-digit numeric code. Note: For Elements products, the serial number is on the Windows DVD sleeve.
If you purchased a prepaid card, the prepaid card contains a code you use to obtain your serial number and download your product. You'll find this code beneath the scratch-off foil on the back of the card. For detailed instructions, see Redemption code help [^1^].
If you purchased as a volume license, you can find your serial number on the Adobe Licensing Website. Once you find your serial number, register your product.
Use your serial code or redemption code to activate your product
The next step is to use your serial code or redemption code to activate your product. Here are some common ways to do that:
If you have a serial number, follow the instructions in the installer to enter it when prompted.
If you have a redemption code, click the link below for the type of product you purchased: Creative Cloud