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Windows 7: Adobe's free page and Windows 7

04 Feb 2013   #1
DV1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Adobe's free page and Windows 7

Some of you may know that recently Adobe put up an older version of their software, CS2, for free downloads by anyone. There seemed to be a lot of confusion about this both from those downloading it and from Adobe going back and forth saying that it was a mistake that the page went up, etc. But after all of that the fact remains that the page is still up.

Now, if there are companies with "proprietary concerns" then Adobe certainly ranks as one of them so I find it a little difficult to think this is merely a negligent oversight. One of the speculations is that CS2 was "let go" because it's an older (2008) version not supported anymore to a more "commercially" plausible explanation that it was released so those who already had licensing could re-use it elsewhere. Somehow none of these add up because as I said the page is still up.

Anyway, I went ahead and downloaded it and if Adobe has a problem with that then they're going to have to explain to all those downloaders - quite a few by now I figure - why there was a page on the Adobe website freely accessible by anyone but also how that page also gave a universal registration number to activate the software.

Aside from all that I was wondering if anyone here who uses Windows 7 has downloaded PSCS2 and if it works on Win7. I still haven't activated the downloaded setup because of mention around the web that there were problems like freezing, uninstalling, etc.

So, if I decide to go ahead and activate but those compatibility issues arise is Win7 able to uninstall this with the least hassle? It would be nice to have a version of PS again but I don't want to go through the complications if somehow Win7 can't handle uninstalling in case of problems. And may I add that some of the comments I read in other places were from Win7 users.

Thanks


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04 Feb 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums DV1. I did download and install CS2 on my w7 64bit with no issues of any kind. It worked fine and I uninstalled it since I have CS6.
Only thing to do is give it a try on your system. If it doesn't work out, see the Revo link below my sig.
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04 Feb 2013   #3
DV1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Britton30

Thank you for the quick reply.

It's interesting that for you it was a breeze since I remember some of the comments being from 64-bit users having the most problems. Maybe in this case it's not the player but the game? Anyway, as you can see I have 32-bit so I will give it a try and hope that no lights go out in the stadium in the middle of the game.

As for the Revo uninstaller I figure the free version will work as good for something like this? Or would CCleaner which I already have do the same re registry clean-up? I'm okay with downloading programs that are a few megabytes but when it's one that comes in at 348mbs then I get a touch cautionary.

Lastly, is your compatibility set for Win7 or XP3? I ask because with many downloads I've seen suggestions to use XP3 compatibility.

Thanks

Daniel
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04 Feb 2013   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Me too. The only issue is that on a 64bit system it complains about installing to C:\Program Files (x86) so you need to install elsewhere. I chose C:\Adobe CS2. I also found that Illustrator has issues with Windows Aero on my system but runs OK once it disables it.

PS My current sig was done with the "free" Photoshop CS2.

PPS I didn't need to use compatibility mode.
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04 Feb 2013   #5
DV1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Kado

Since I'm using 32-bit is it going to prompt for a new folder like yours? Or regardless should I just make a folder for it as you did straightaway?

Thanks

Daniel
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04 Feb 2013   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It tried to to install in the (x86) location and failed the first time I tried. It gives you the opportunity to change but in your case it shouldn't matter as it is the brackets it can't handle.
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04 Feb 2013   #7
DV1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Kado

Thanks

In that case I guess I may just go ahead and make its own folder just to keep things tidy. Unless for some reason that would upset the cart somehow. In general it seems like the prompt when installing whatever whether you want another folder/area to install in other than the one suggested.

Cheers
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04 Feb 2013   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I've not come across any problems from moving it yet.
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04 Feb 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DV1 View Post
Britton30

Thank you for the quick reply.


As for the Revo uninstaller I figure the free version will work as good for something like this? Or would CCleaner which I already have do the same re registry clean-up? I'm okay with downloading programs that are a few megabytes but when it's one that comes in at 348mbs then I get a touch cautionary.

Lastly, is your compatibility set for Win7 or XP3? I ask because with many downloads I've seen suggestions to use XP3 compatibility.

Thanks

Daniel
Yes, I use the free Revo. Its advantage is it will search for reg keys specific to the program that is being uninstalled and let you chose whether or not to delete them. CCleaner only starts the program's built-in uninstaller and scans the whole system's registry and would likely not flag the correct unneeded ones.
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05 Feb 2013   #10
DV1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The PSC2 installation was clean.

Beforehand I also download the REVO just in case; seems like a good all around program to have.

Thank you Britton and Kado for your comments.

Daniel
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