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When I open Adobe Design Suite CS3, it says I have 5 days to

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When I open Adobe Design Suite CS3, it says I have 5 days to reactivate or I can no longer use it. But when I tried to aciivate, it did not work. Then I called the toll free number and the message said it was no longer being used. So, I tried the adobe website but it did not come up.
JA: What kind of computer do you have?
Customer: Dell computer recently updated from Windows 8 to Windows 10
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: I don't think so.
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am in my 70s and not a computer wiz.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  technicalcat replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for using this service.

Sorry you are having trouble. I will help you now.

Do you remember where you originally purchased the CS3?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am almost positive I bought it at Sam's Club. It came with several Adobe programs.
Adobe Illustrator CS3, Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe PhotoShop CS3. All of them need to be reactivated or will expire in 5 days.
Expert:  technicalcat replied 1 year ago.

OK. Do you still have your original package with the disks and serial number?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Maybe, but I don't know where they are. By the way, I tried to respond to the offer to have you connect to my computer, but I don't think it went through.
Expert:  technicalcat replied 1 year ago.

that was actually an offer for phone call only. however, remote assist would be better, and i can also call you with that if necessary.

You're probably going to need those disks. If I can remotely connect to you, we may be able to get by without them.

i have sent you an offer for remote connection. Please accept if you would like me to remotely connect and fix this while you watch and communicate with me.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried to accept the offer but it keeps telling me to complete the information. I have already completed it. I don't know what is missing that I need to complete.
Expert:  technicalcat replied 1 year ago.

hmm . it says there was a payment failure. usually you need to use a different billing method (credit card) to fix that.

Have you found your disks and original package with serial number?