Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Licensing has stopped working

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I need help in resolving my problem with my Adobe Photoshop 7.0. I have not used it for a while and when I recently open it, an error occurred. The message is: “Licensing for this product has stopped working. You cannot use this product at this time.

You must repair the problem by uninstalling and then reinstalling this product or contacting your IT administrator or Adobe customer support for help. ” Does anybody know how to fix this error? Does my License expire anymore? Please I need help.

Best Answer by Sharath Reddy
Answered By 0 points N/A #110668

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Licensing has stopped working


Hi Adan,

No need to panic. The issue may be resolved by following these methods.


1. Please close all adobe applications.

2. Download the Licensing Service Update using this link below:


3. Now, run the License Service Update.

  • Extract the using Winzip.
  • Double click on LicenseRecover.exe.


4. After installation please start your Adobe Photoshop.


You need to set the FLEXnet Licensing Service to Manual and start the service.

1. Select Start and in search option type services then press Enter.

2. Double click the FLEXnet Licensing Service to open the Properties dialog box.

3. Then, click the Startup Type menu, and then select Manual.

4. Click ‘Apply’ to change.

5. In the Services Status, click Start to start the service.

6. Again click Apply, and then click OK.

7. Close all open dialogs.

8. Start your Adobe Photoshop.


If these could not resolve the issue please uninstall the Adobe Photoshop and reinstall again. Hope these helps you to resolve the issue.

Good Luck.

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Answered By 577085 points N/A #110670

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Licensing has stopped working


The error “Licensing for this product has stopped working” can happen in any Adobe application such as Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe InDesign, and more. If you are using an Adobe application and you encounter this error, first, try applying the licensing service update. Download Adobe Licensing Repair Tool. Use the supplied password to unpack then run “LicenseRecovery.exe”.

Follow the instructions on the screen then start Photoshop once it is finished. See if this works. If it doesn’t, try setting the “FLEXnet Licensing Service” to “Manual” and then start the service manually. Click “Start”, “Control Panel”, “Performance and Maintenance”, “Administrative Tools”, and then “Services”. Scroll down and look for “FLEXnet Licensing Service” then double-click it to open the “Properties” dialog.

In “Startup type”, select “Manual” then click “Apply”. In “Services status”, click “Start” to manually start the service. Click “OK” then exit the dialog. Start Photoshop again then see if it works. If this doesn’t work either, try renaming the “FLEXnet” folder. In Windows XP, open Windows Explorer then navigate to “C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data”. In Windows Vista and Windows 7, navigate to “C:ProgramData”.

Look for the “FLEXnet” folder then rename it to “FLEXnetold” or any name you want. Start Photoshop again then see if it works. Take note: deleting this folder discontinues or stops the trial period of any Adobe application you may have.

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