Please remember: Adobe requires you to own a CS2 license for this software, so it is your responsibility to prove you have one and legally own it.
Illustrator is great. Nothing else beats it when you need to do some vector work. So why Adobe is allowing folks to legally download Illustrator?
CS2 activation servers’ shutdown: In January 2013, Adobe Photoshop CS2 (9.0), with some other CS2 products, was released with an official serial number, due to the technical glitch in Adobe’s CS2 activation servers.
The one caveat is you must agree that you already legally own the software by ticking a box. You’ll see what we mean later on.
So what’s the big difference between CS2 and most of the subsequent Illustrator versions? Not too much, really. UI improvement or other cosmetic fixes were most of the updates over the years. Adobe has come out with some high end updates in recent years, but CS2 will work for you if you want basic editing ability. Overall, CS2 has plenty of power to do all the editing I’m looking for.
Enough Talk: Show me how to legally download Illustrator!
Step 1 – Visit this link.
- If for some reason this link doesn’t work or the product has moved, just remember this: you need to find the InDesign CS2 download page on Adobe’s site. This means you might have to search for “cs2” and find a link that looks like this:
Step 2 – Sign in or create a user account. This is where you tick the box to say you legitimately purchased CS2 or Acrobat 7 and need to maintain your current use of it.
Step 3 – Scroll down and choose your language. Plenty to choose from.
Step 4: Scroll down and find InDesign and download either the Mac or PC version.
Step 5: Install it once it finishes downloading and use the original serial number from your legal copy of CS2. If your original serial number has been destroyed, you can use one of these serial numbers (English version only) that Adobe provides:
- For Windows: 1034-1415-6230-2341-2884-9398
- For Mac: 1034-0416-0740-0527-2887-2375
That’s it! That’s how to legally download Illustrator.