Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I met Peter last night, a lucky guy who still manage to land a job in banking industrial in this difficulty time. He seen to be worked one tail off these days. He was shouting "FXXKING PHOTOSHOP" when I was few steps aways from his room. Peter a finance and accounting talent obviously knowing nothing about images or photo editing.
Photo editing is not his cup of coffee, after learning more than a month, It is the time to harvest and enjoy a fruity and juicy crops. A deadhead dialog prompt up pruning all Peter's hope to give his girl friend a surprise, by compiling a photo album as birthday present this coming weekend. Oh my god, the 30 days luxury trial period was over :(. what should Peter do now?
Buying a photoshop cs4 license costing about USD750 would not be a best choice, since it cost equivalent to what Peter get per month. Buying or downloading a pirated version also not a good choice, since spy-wares are anywhere and keygen included might be infected. Moreover, Peter's most reliable source "The Pirate Bay" was accused and 4 guys had been sent to jail 2 months ago. This restricts Peter going no where to download from file sharing method.How do peter keep continue using photoshop? Ohh yes, by extending the trial period. This would be the most safety and secure ways.
After searching across three languages and a dozen of websites and blogs. This is what Peter get. In a nutshell, extending Photoshop CS4 free trial can be done by registering a duplicated product serial number and mapping the adobe fault detection engine driver's IPs to your localhost.
The step by step procedure for window OS is shown as follows:
1. You can get photoshop cs4 window version here:
2. After 30 days trial was over, when notification dialog prompts up. Let's your PC or laptop goes offline.
3. Choose the registration a series numbers. Fill in one of these duplicated series numbers into the corresponding column and click Ok.
4. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\Hosts and open Hosts using notepad. If you are using Vista, the file should be opened as administrator. Fill in the all possible IPs and map them to your localhost (126.96.36.199).
5. Viola! save the file and reconnect your PC or laptop to the internet.