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These instructions are not mine, they are 76dragon's (TPB) and I take no credit for them in any

way. They are being used because they worked for me without any incident or hiccup!!! Part 1 REMOVE OLD ADOBE INSTALLATIONS (IF APPLICABLE) BEFORE INSTALLING ADOBE CS5 Remove the following Adobe applications and files before installing the Adobe CS5 Master Collection: /Applications/Adobe? (everything with Adobe) /Library/Application Support/Adobe /Library/Application Support/FLEXnet Publisher /Library/Preferences/com.adobe... (everything with com.adobe) ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat ~/Library/Preferences/Acrobat ~/Library/Preferences/Acrobat Distiller Prefs ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe... (everything with Adobe) ~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe... (everything with com.adobe) Part 2 INSTALLATION OF ADOBE Illustrator CS5 (Or any other CS5 pruduct) Disconnect from network/internet (Turn AirPort Off). Double click "Adobe CS5 Master Collection.dmg" to install the Adobe CS5 Master Collection. Whilst installing CS5, ensure that you choose "Install this product as a trial" and DO NOT enter any serials. If you've already installed CS5 applications using a serial, load any of the installed CS5 applications and select Help > Deactivate. Quit all of the installed CS5 applications. TERMINAL Launch a Terminal window (in /Applications/Utilities) and copy and paste: sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts Hit return and type your admin password. The "hosts" file should automatically open in TextEdit. TEXTEDIT If the following lines are already part of the "hosts" file close it and continue with the "Finish" section. If not hit return (in the opened "hosts" file) and copy and paste following lines: 127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com 127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com 127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com 127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com 127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com 127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com 127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com 127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com 127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com

127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1

adobe-dns-3.adobe.com ereg.wip3.adobe.com activate-sea.adobe.com wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com activate-sjc0.adobe.com

Save the "hosts" file, DO NOT Save As?. Step 3 FINALIZE ADOBE CS5 INSTALLATION In Terminal copy and paste: sudo dscacheutil -flushcache Hit return (and type your admin password if asked for it). The Adobe activation servers are now blocked. FINISH ADOBE CS5 INSTALLATION Launch any of the installed CS5 applications and enter one of the following serials: 1325-0617-8365-2331-6662-9349 1325-0621-9125-0765-3648-0614 1325-0365-5929-6118-8817-8422 1325-0150-1163-7532-1626-3430 1325-0178-1927-9019-0123-2254 1325-0702-3693-1544-9166-3515 1325-0549-2240-0071-3409-1342 Connect back to network/internet (Turn AirPort On). You can start using CS5 applications. Run any CS5 application > Help > Updates? multiple times until all installed Adobe CS5 applications are up to date.