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FREEHAND MX FOR A PC?

Postby MickThePrinter » Mon May 16, 2016 8:23 pm

I have been running FHMX on my MAC for years and have 10,000's of files created in it. If my MAC dies I know I can't run FHMX above 10.6.8 but can I run it on my PC? I have downloaded the TRIAL version and it worked fine but the trial period must have run out as it's no longer working, where do I go from here? Where can I get a full version of FreeHand MX for a PC please?
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Re: FREEHAND MX FOR A PC?

Postby FFH Mark » Tue May 17, 2016 4:59 pm

If you own FreeHand already, getting it to work on a PC is pretty simple. Keep the Trial version you installed but see Adobe's new instructions to bypass the online verification:

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/pol ... error.html

Adobe closed down the servers for Macromedia products so scroll down to find the appropriate serial number for FreeHand WIN.
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Re: FREEHAND MX FOR A PC?

Postby MickThePrinter » Tue May 17, 2016 6:15 pm

Your link is returning a 404 error? But I think I know the page you mean, is it this one?
https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/pol ... error.html
it seems the same as yours to me but hey-ho.
Anyway I followed this and used this code successfully
Freehand MX Win FHD110-58402-67227-68568
I used it for a while then didn't use FHMX on the PC for a period of several weeks, when I went back nothing would open, not even the program? I tried deleting FH and re-installing it but couldn't get it to work, I couldn't even get it to the point where it did ask me for the serial number.
I think I need to borrow an original disk to install it from?
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Re: FREEHAND MX FOR A PC?

Postby FFH Mark » Wed May 18, 2016 2:04 am

This situation sounds somewhat similar to yours:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2405

Update:
I posted this discussion to the FreeHand FB page and others comments are here:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 8967687005
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Re: FREEHAND MX FOR A PC?

Postby MickThePrinter » Wed May 18, 2016 6:27 pm

Frustratingly I am away on holiday at the moment so I can't try any of this until I get back, I'll keep you posted when I am back as to how I get on but thanks for your help so far.
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Re: FREEHAND MX FOR A PC?

Postby MickThePrinter » Mon May 30, 2016 11:32 am

Hi, Right I have sorted it!!!
I downloaded FREEHAND FOR PC TRIAL VERSION from this site, then found the actual FREEHAND Application Logo on my machine, then I RIGHT CLICKED the Icon and selected RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR, just trying to double click the icon wasn't working, this then opened up the window shown in the link further up this thread which I then followed through, inputted the relevant access code and it's been working since. It was the Run as Administrator that seemed to be the trick.
https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/pol ... error.html
Thanks to all that helped.
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