Can I buy a CS4 serial?

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I have a version of CS4, but I currently don't have a serial number for it. Is there an easy way to just buy the serial number? I don't feel like I should have to rebuy the software, I just need the serial.

Thanks for any and all help. 
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Shawn Kresge

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Installers can be downloaded for free and the software will run in trial mode for 30 days then stop.  The serial number is the only thing of value, as it converts the trial to a perpetually licensed version. 

A serial number is what you purchase when you buy the software and Adobe isn't going to just give you a new one.  If you've ever licensed then registered your CS4 with an AdobeID at then log in there, again, click Manage Account, and check your list of Products.  Your existing serial number(s) should be listed that you can use to relicense whatever you have installed, now.

Adobe only sells CS6 (which has stopped begin updated) and CC which is subscription and continues to be updated.

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another (related) question:

i have not bought any (particularly CS4) product, so obviously there will be no record of products in my account.

but i have found out that CS4 is the only one suitable for my 32bit laptop. now how can i buy the serial number for it?