Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Adobe CS2 Premium wont install

06 Jul 2010   #1
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 
Adobe CS2 Premium wont install

I am trying to install my old CS2 Premium (Education version) on my old laptop which runs 7 Pro x32. The CS2 installs from 4 installer discs.
This is the laptop => Windows 7 Forums - merkat106's Album: My Computers - Picture

Four times now, CS2 "fake" installs the suite. Basically, the installer goes through the motions of installing by asking for each disc and spending a few seconds with each disc, but really does nothing. No part of the suite is installed except for some registry entries that show up on programs and features.

I can manually install the programs, however, half of them do not accept the product key for the suite (the most important ones). So this method is not doable.

After doing some research online, I have verified that CS2 does work on 7 since many (including those on this forum) manage to get it installed and use it. I tried installing CS2 in both administrator mode and compatibility mode with no luck.

What's next? Is it possible to copy the installer and all the CS2 discs to hard drive to install this? I really don't know how to do it when the installer asks for individual discs.

I can't afford to get the brand new CS5 nor will I try anything illegal. I need this to work especially after having paid $600 (in 2005).

FYI: I successfully installed Adobe Premiere Pro 1 (aka 7) on this laptop, although the program itself is unstable. This is even older than CS2.
And I had this CS2 suite installed on a computer running Vista x64 and it all worked fine. That Vista load is long gone and CS2 was sitting on a shelf collecting dust.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Jul 2010   #2
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Bump
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2010   #3
edee

Windows 8 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium x64 dual boot
 
 

I have Adobe Photoshop 7 , CS4 and CS5 all on my system ( Windows 7 x64 ) , all run fine , I installed them all without using compatability mode so I see no reason why CS2 should not install for you .

Make sure you running the app as administrator by right-clicking the installer icon and selecting "run as administrator". Just because you are logged in as an adminstrator does not mean your installing as such .

Here are some links that may set you on the right path :

WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBILITY: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS2

Installing and using Windows 7 with Adobe Creative Suite applications

Hope this helps you out
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Jul 2010   #4
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edee View Post
I have Adobe Photoshop 7 , CS4 and CS5 all on my system ( Windows 7 x64 ) , all run fine , I installed them all without using compatability mode so I see no reason why CS2 should not install for you .

Make sure you running the app as administrator by right-clicking the installer icon and selecting "run as administrator". Just because you are logged in as an adminstrator does not mean your installing as such .

Here are some links that may set you on the right path :

WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBILITY: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS2

Installing and using Windows 7 with Adobe Creative Suite applications

Hope this helps you out
Thanks, but I have been selecting the run as administrator. Niether link was of any help. The first link is applicable for a 64bit system which this one is not, it is a 32bit load of 7 (fresh, not an upgrade). Second, I know that the CS2 indvidual programs work, it is just the cs2 master installer that isn't working correctly, but since that is the only key adobe gave me, I cannot install each program individually.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2010   #5
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

It installed after I performed a clean install. So make this solved
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2010   #6
ladiver

Win7
 
 

I am trying the same thing and having a ton of problems. I do not have the original discs, but I have everything copied to a hard drive.

I have tried to do the install, and it works great for Photoshop, then flies through the others without installing them. I tried burning CDs, but when I put in Disc 2, it keeps asking for Disc 2. I would assume I am missing a top level folder or something.

Could you either PM me, or contact me offlist to determine the file structure for each disc?

Thanks,

Jeff
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Adobe CS2 Premium wont install




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't Print Adobe PDF Files with 64 bit Windows 7 Premium
I got a new computer last month. When people send me Adobe PDF Files I can't print them with 64 bit Windows 7 Premium that is on my new computer. I have Adobe Reader 9.3.4 . Is there an add on I need so I am able to print? It must have already been on my old puter with XP. Thanks bunches...
Software
Adobe Elements 7 wont instal. error 1303.
Not sure if this is the right place to post but i really cant figure this out. Im trying to install the above program on 7260 x86 and i keep getting error 1303 and it tells me i dont have the correct permissions (or rather the installer doesnt) on the install folder. Ive used the Take ownership...
Software
Can Adobe Design Premium CS4 cause long boot times?
I recently installed Adobe Design Premium CS4 on my HP Pavilion Elite desktop computer. Soon after, I started to experience long boot times of up to ten minutes. So far, I have: 1. Ran HP diagnostics on all my hardware - all passed. 2. Checked in Event Viewer, which confirmed the long...
Performance & Maintenance
Adobe CS3 disk not reading at all on my windows 7 home premium 64bit
Hello, I just bought a brand new toshiba satilite laptop computer. It is running windows 7 home premium 64bit. I have 3g ram, 500g hd, a blu ray player and all that good stuff. The Adobe CS3 disk will not read at all. I go to the Start menu and open it and the dvd rom isnt even showing a disk in it...
Software
Adobe CS3 Premium won't install properly
I have Windows 7 Ultimate and Adobe CS3 will not install properly. In the setup window: I am able to install: Dreamweaver CS3 Flash CS3 But I cannot install:
Software
Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit and Adobe install problem
Hi all, I'm using Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit on a new computer and I can't seem to install Adobe CS4 or Acrobat 9. Does anyone know if I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro or is it something else I'm not doing right? It seems that many people are having success installing it but what version of...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App