Photoshop CS3: Cannot activate

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I need to transfer my Photoshop CS3 Extended onto a new PC. However, "no connection" when trying to activate Adobe Photoshop CS3. No phone activation is available and chat support didn't help. What can I do to activate CS3? Previous posts on this problem talk about ‘host’ files but these are very confusing giving no real instruction how to find them or what to do if you do find them. Simple answers are what most people need!
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Official Response
The aging activation servers for Creative Suite 3 (CS3) applications had to be retired. CS3 applications use the activation servers to verify a license.

See the following instructions to obtain a new serial number:

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/cs3-product-downloads.html