Can't Activate my Creative Cloud Subscription -- SERIOUS HELP NEEDED!!!

For the past 3 weeks, I've been trying to activate my Creative Cloud subscription (placed my Creative Cloud order on 12/29/12).  Like others, it appears that I’m trapped in perpetual "trial mode" status.  When I try to activate my subscription -- I click the “register product” button…sign into my Adobe ID account…and receive a prompt to enter a serial number.  Every time.  I’ve litterally read every post/link/tutorial/troubleshooting selfhelp in this forum and on the Adobe FAQ pages - with great attention, might I add - but nothing seems to work.
I've spent hours upon hours on the phone/live chat w/ Adobe reps trying to resolve this issue.  I've opened no less than 10 support cases.  EVERY SINGLE TIME that I try to activate my Creative Cloud membership, an Adobe rep feeds me the "I'll be sure to escalate this issue to the next level of support" line.  Likewise, Adobe support reps stated numerous times, that personnel from Adobe would contact me within 24 hours of my call to resolve the issue.  However, they’ve yet to follow through with this claim.  (Surprise)
Adobe should be ashamed by the egregious performance of their "technical support team.”  If Adobe won't fix the software, which they've already charged me for, then they've left me w/ little choice but to cancel my order before the initial 30 day period is up.  Enough is enough.
With that being said, Adobe, the following describes this dismal experience:
I bought a subscription of Creative Cloud on 12/29/12 (somehow I ended up w/ the Multi Language edition of Creative Cloud- yes I've fiddled w/ the language settings in the app manager.  Doesn't work.)
I received an order verification email from Adobe for my purchase, however, the order was never listed under the "my recent order" section of my Adobe ID
Despite telling Adobe support that I only had one Adobe ID, they insisted that my order was showing up in their system, of which, was accessible by logging into my alternative Adobe ID (this didn’t exist because I only have one Adobe ID).
Eventually, Adobe determined that a system error occurred on their side while processing the transaction, and fixed this initial issue.
After this was resolved, I was able to login to my Adobe ID account and actually see my Creative Cloud membership order when viewing “my recent transactions.”
After all of that, I'm facing my 2nd major issue w/ this program: the inability to activate my subscription.  As previously stated, I've tried everything to fix this issue.  I'm thinking that the initial problem w/ placing the order resulted in defective software.  Also, I’m not sure if this info is relevant, but I purchased the multiple language edition of Creative Cloud (somehow).  I live in the US, speak English, and am running OS X 10.8.2.
Someone from Adobe, please look into this issue and help me.  I’ll be glad to provide any other relevant info that you may need.

Had the exact same problem, just got it fixed. The solution is quite fast. Navigate to the hosts file. On a pc it's in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc folder, locate the file named 'Hosts' inside the etc folder. Open it with notepad. Delete everything underneath
" # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. # # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol. # # For example: # # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host 127.0.0.1 localhost"
Save. Open the application manager again, click "License this product" and sign in. It should work, now.

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