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Run Adobe RoboHelp X5 without activation

January 21, 2010


I am still managing with RoboHelp X5 for creating Online helps. But that is not the subject of this post. 🙂

Last month, when I was trying to update one of our help systems using RoboHelp, I got a pop-up asking me to activate the product.

Activation code Request

Of course I use a licensed product only. As mentioned in the above pop-up screen, first I tried to catch-up the Macromedia customer care by e-mail link available. I got the following failure notice after 36 hours:

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients. Subject: Activation Code Request

The following recipient(s) cannot be reached: on 12/12/2009 6:19 PM

Could not deliver the message in the time limit specified. Please retry or contact your administrator.

I really wonder what is the use of that E-mail button then… Just for a better UI purpose..? 🙂

Ok, leave it, and then I called my office technical operations people to call the Macromedia customer care number. Yes, I cannot make an ISD call on my own. Of course it’s our company policy you know.  🙂

I got a reply saying that the number mentioned in that pop-up is not reachable.

Then when I googled, I got this link from the adobe site. Remember adobe has bought the Macromedia long time back.

  1. Install RoboHelp X5.
  2. Install Patch X501 and X502.
  3. Download RoboHelp.exe and RoboHTML.exe and replace the installed versions with the downloaded versions. The installed versions are in <Install Directory of X5>/RoboHELP/RoboHelp.exe and <Install Directory of X5>/RoboHTML/RoboHTML.exe respectively.
  4. You now will be able to run Adobe RoboHelp X5 without any activation.

Note:  Download and save the patches X501 and X502 as well as exes’ in your system as mentioned in step 2 and step 3 respectively. Don’t run those patches and exes’ directly from the adobe site.

Follow the procedure and Install the patches exactly as mentioned. You will be able to run the RoboHelp X5 without any activation.  🙂



December 2, 2009


Yesterday (Dec 1st) was my Birthday (don’t ask me how many candles were there on the cake..?).  Also incidentally or accidentally yesterday was the World AIDS awareness day. Sometimes it happens. Don’t link my birthday with AIDS awareness.  🙂

Well, I came across an interesting info which I wanted to share it with you in this space. You may know very well how much time you need to install new applications (of course, one by one) in your new or formatted system/laptop. You may need many free installable like Web browser, messenger service, Flash Player, Word-to-PDF, Image capturing/editing tools and to name a few in your laptop forever. has come up with a solution for the above problem I mentioned. Here we go:

  1. Go to
  2. Select your required or favourite applications  
  3. Click the Install button and enjoy a cricket match or a cup of tea with your friends.

Select the applications from the ninite

Sounds simple, is itn’t..?

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