In Photoshop, the registration file prompts a screen to show at start-up. This screen asks for registration information that includes name, location, occupation, e-mail and organisation. It appears in trial and unregistered versions of Photoshop, but it is not mandatory that you register the software. Removing the registration file will remove this menu from the program's start-up. The removal steps for registration removal are the same for the CS4 version as they are for any other version. The name of the program will simply vary depending on the version owned; for example, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS4
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Start Photoshop by right-clicking the program's icon or selecting "Start," clicking "All Programs" and right-clicking "Photoshop CS4" from the program list.
Select "Run as Administrator." If you have set a password for the administrator, enter the password when prompted.
Click "Do Not Register Photoshop" when the registration screen appears.
Quit Photoshop by selecting "File" and clicking "Close," or by clicking the "X" in the top right of the screen.
Start Photoshop again by right-clicking the program's icon or selecting "Start," clicking "All Programs" and right-clicking "Photoshop CS4" from the program list. This time, the registration window will not appear.
Tips and warnings
- Other Adobe products use the same registration method.
- It is recommended that software is registered to protect you rights. If the software is lost, stolen or copied, ownership can be proven through proper registration.
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