So far and hours later I have tried all suggestions without a good install. Symptoms are after 20 plus minutes of install time I get a screen that says: Successfully installed 1 component (shared components), errors: 2 components 'X' Adobe Photoshop CS3 (component install failed), 'X' Shared Components (component install failed)....
Adobe Bridge CS3 executes from the folder C:\program files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS3 as does Adobe Stock Photos. There is no folder for Adobe Photoshop CS3.....
Background: Win XP Prof SP2 with latest upgrades, set IE as default, have Adobe CS3 upgrade with already installed: Adobe CS2, Adobe Elements 4, Photoshop Album, Adobe Reader 8.0
I do not want to reformat and reinstall Win XP Prof and all my other programs -- we are talking days.
Nor should you have to Ken. Im sorry but to charge people over 500$ for a program.. ONE PROGRAM.. then tell them in order to use that program they have to completely wipe out their system, which most people dont know how to do so they would have to hire a tech to do that. More money out of thier pocket. When people start demanding refunds, contacting credit card companies and the sales decline because of all the problems, it will get figured out. Give it a few weeks. Thats what Im doing.
To add to the confusion: I have two computers, both set up with XP and CS2. My newer computer with more programs will not install the CS3 upgrade. Same problem as many of you have talked about. My older one, with fewer programs installs theCS3 upgrade perfectly. My son the computer genious can't figure it out at all. We tried almost everything listed here. Uninstalled the virus protection and firewall, uninstalled IE 7, cleaned the registry after the first attempt failed. Prayed to the computer god in the sky, no luck. guess I'll call Adobe again Monday and try a different tech then the one that suggested I need to re-install my operating system.
Would you all like to to find the solution for Windows XP problems with CS3, if so give me the weekend to sort it. How I fix problems is easy think of it like a puzzle and you need to find the missing peice, to do this you first find where the problem is happening, then look at why it's happening by looking at the source code of the application then you will see the problem. So if you can't do this I will setup a XP machine and sort it for you. p.s. I may have to make a little patch or something if this Adobe's fault with XP and I will make a exe file which you run on your machine to fix it?
see video http://cromerhigh.org/cs3.avi i made may help??? wait until wkend. I know its dreamweaver (all i have at work) but uses same installer as photoshop. This will prob not fix your problems though, (just might)???
It took me a few hours to roughly figure out what happens on my
system and till now I'm still not absolutely sure why the error appears, but
To be more specific: The installer quits with an exception
Since the problem is NOT SOLVED and only BYPASSED in the follwing steps you might
want to wait for a better solution from Adobe itself (RECOMMENDED),
but with this way I got all products installed and removed again.
0. This workaround is only tested on Windows XP SP2 with Adobe CS3 Design Premium.
To fully complete the next steps be sure you have some experience in handling a
text editor and the Windows Explorer.
1. Start the Setup as usual and let it copy over a few files
and than - after a short popup - let him disappear. There shouldn't be
any other errors except the described above, otherwise you have to deal
with these first (eg. run the cleanup script, if the setup complains
about an allready running installation etc).
2. Now open up your Windows Explorer and go to
[C]/:/\[Program Files]\[Common Files]\Adobe\Installers\c14ac4070fd9614ffe63f4bb533db2c\resources\com mon\scripts
( "" Depending on your installation and language).
Alternatively you can press [WinKey]+R and type in:
3. Locate a file called "ContainerProxy.js" in the opened Window and
open it with a text editor of your choice (notepad will be adequate).
Right click on the file -> Open with -> Notepad.
4. Go to line 1102 or simply search for
"jsonObj = _jsonToObject(window.external.SetSessionInitialized(initValue));"
and replace this line with
"jsonObj = _jsonToObject(SetSessionInitialized(initValue));"
5. Save the file by pressing [Strg]+S or use the menu:
Menu -> File Save.
6. Startup up the installation process again and this time the
installer shouldn't quit and hopefully you will be able to install.
You can simply undo any changes by removing the Adobes "Installers" folder
[C]:\[Program Files]\[Common Files]\Adobe\Installers
and run the Setup again or replace the line in Step 4 with
the original one.
"jsonObj = _jsonToObject(window.external.SetSessionInitialized(initValue));"
If I get some time I will further examine how to reproduce and solve
Gorodek's "solution" worked for me (with WinXP Pro SP2).
Thanks a million !!! I had been at this with a vengence since April 17, trying all sorts of goofy guesses from Adobe Support team. Short of Format C; (not an option) but doing everything else including wiping out 1/2 dozen Adobe programs clean, nothing worked.
Gorodek's solution is quick, simple and worked as it should.
SHAME ON YOU ADOBE FOR RELEASING SUCH POORLY CONSTRUCTED INSTALLER.
---Gorodek, if you are ever passing thru AZ, dinner is on me.
This certainly looks like a solution for when the installer just dies at the start. I wonder if it will work for others, for those where the installer runs but only puts on parts rather than the whole, or where setup says the installer is 'corrupt', etc. Worth a try in any event!!!!!
There is no difference what installer you use - CS3 Web Premium, CS3 Design Premium, Photoshop Extended or Dreamweaver.
Just find another installer folder (for example look folder creation date)
[C]:\[Program Files]\[Common Files]\Adobe\Installers\XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX\resources\common\scripts
and make same changes in ContainerProxy.js.
I'm afraid I haven't waded through all the previous posts to see if my point has been raised already but just wanted to say that I could not install PSCS3 or Dreamweaver CS3 on a Vista Ultimate machine - the setup window disappeared - until an Adobe Tech told me to try -
1. Create a new Administrator
2. Install the program
3. Get rid of the new Administrator.
1. Start the (Photoshop Extended) Setup as usual and let him disappear.
2. Now You have \Adobe\Installers\XXXXXXXXXXXXXX\resources\common\scripts folder
in which you make changes (ContainerProxy.js).
3. Then You run again Setup.exe in \Adobe\Installers\XXXXXXXXXXXXXX and make installation to end.
4. Now start the DreamWeaver Setup and let him disappear.
5. Now you have new folder \Adobe\Installers\YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY\resources\common\scripts.
6. Make changes in ContainerProxy.js and run Setup.exe in \Adobe\Installers\YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY folder.
Hey Guys, I think i solved it!!
All you 've got to do is to install "WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe"
1.Try to install Dreamweaver for the first time (it stops in initiliazing...)
2.Open your "Doccuments" (from the Desktop)
3.In there you will find a folder named "Downloaded Installations"
4.In the folder ".\Downloaded Installations\Adobe Dreamweaver CS3\redist" you will find the "WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe"
6. You have to reboot in order to complete the above installation
7. Now you should install Dreamweaver just fine!
I have wasted a lot of time today trying to install CS3. I had previously been using the beta version but had uninstalled that several days ago using Add/Remove programs in Windows XP. The problem is exactly the same as described by Ken Morris in message #45 (and my computer set up is virtually identical to his). I don't mind doing simple things like disabling virus protection or copying files to my hard drive if this will solve the problem, but I don't see why I should have to do anything more complicated than this when I have paid so much for the software. I haven't contacted Adobe yet but am wondering whether Ken (or anyone else) has a simple solution (seems unlikely in view of the other postings in this thread)