photoshop cs2

somebody at my work has photoshop cs2, and i am upgrading her computer. so on the new pc i installed photoshop cs2, but when she went to use it, it required a registration. but she couldn't register because adobe won't register photoshop cs2 anymore.
so is there any way to use photoshop cs2? or is it just basically useless software?
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unknown_routineCommented:
Adobe has disabled the activation server for CS2 applications.

CS2 applications require activation to run. To run a CS2 application, uninstall your existing CS2 application and install a "special version" that does not require activation. You cannot reinstall from your original discs.

Then use the follwing link to download and re-install it.
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Don't you just love adobe even more.   It would have been my understanding that I "bought" the software...
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
@padas: Isn't it: You bought a license to use the software.
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
They spend more engering time on licensing then products...

You can get elements for $80 bucks and that will have more power then cs2.  For free there is gimp but not as nice to use.  There are also plenty of online tools like http://pixlr.com/
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
so you can do the same thing with elements as you do with photoshop?
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unknown_routineCommented:
Use
adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=cs2_downloads
to reinstall your app. You can not use the installation disks that you have.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you
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