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CS3 installs but won't run

Oct 17, 2007 8:48 AM

  Latest reply: Zeno Bokor, Dec 14, 2009 12:25 AM
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    Dec 12, 2008 1:32 AM   in reply to (mjae69)
    I had the same problem with notebook ASUS M51T. CS3 installs but not runs. I installed pure Vista from original MS disk and then install drivers one by one. After installing each driver I tried to run CS3 and it worked fine while I installed AHCI driver. After that, CS3 did't run anymore.

    I have in my BIOS set up for Serial ATA: SATA -> AHCI. CS3 worked fine with this setting, but when instaled AHCI driver, it didn't worked.

    I haven't tried any of the suggestions above yet, but it seems that problem is really in AHCI driver.

    Will try to install AHCI driver and use any solutions above and let you know if it helped.

    Regards, Petr
     
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    Dec 11, 2009 3:37 PM   in reply to (mjae69)

    To get Windows 7 to run your old software, you have to have either Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise.

     

    Also, you will need to test your system at the Microsoft link below to see if you are able to run Virtual PC and XP Mode.

     

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

     

     

    This next link will take you to an Information and Video page to show you what to do to set up and videos on how to make it work.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/default.aspx

     

    I had the very same issues after buying a brand new, high end computer from HP and there was NO INFORMATION to bring up this issue or how to fix it.

     

    I run the CS3 Master suite and just found this information, so I am still setting mine up.

     

    Hope this helps, as I was so frustrated and upset for the massive amount of money I have already spent and I sure did not want to pay for it all again, after only one year.

     

    Pass this around, as this has got to work.....otherwise, I'm grabbing my "Pink Handle Sledge Hammer."

     

    Merry Christmas!!!

     

    The Cajun Lady

     
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    Dec 11, 2009 4:23 PM   in reply to TheCajunLady

    If you get a change can you please post back on how it went. I am just wondering on how well/if the licensing part works in the virtual mode. (I don't have the CS3 master collection so I am no help in that area)

     

    Thank you and good luck.

     
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    Dec 12, 2009 11:39 AM   in reply to dec9

    It worked BEAUTIFULLY!!

     

    I have just posted a post with Full Steps on how to set it all up....

     

    "Full Steps to run CS3 in Windows 7" and I give full details of what you will need and how to get it going.

     

    CS3 loaded right up and functioned as if it was on a Vista and XP system, where as before, when I was running Windows 7 Home Prem.  it not only would not run, but also dropped out the registry.

     

    With the steps that I have put together with the post listed here, CS3 works like a dream.

     
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    Dec 12, 2009 3:31 PM   in reply to TheCajunLady

    Sweet. Your procedures will help a lot of people. Good to see CS3 works in virtual XP mode.

     
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    Dec 12, 2009 3:51 PM   in reply to TheCajunLady

    Are you referring to the links or have you posted additional info and where?

     

    Also, how does XP mode compare with XP? Is there any reason to use Win 7 XP mode and not simply stay with XP Pro?

     

    Message was edited by: Hudechrome

     
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    Dec 12, 2009 4:03 PM   in reply to Hudechrome-sd9sPI

    Virtual XP is the same exact OS to the regular XP. Just click on her name and you will see the link. She also did a seperate post too. I already book marked it on my system in case someone else pops in.

     

    Also I think she tried running CS3 in XP mode and it did not work.

     
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    Dec 13, 2009 12:07 AM   in reply to Hudechrome-sd9sPI

    If all you use your computer for is Photoshop then i don't think that it's worth it because you still have to run Win7 in the background so virtual XP mode will always be slower than having just XP running. Virtual XP mode is made for all those small business apps that nobody cares to update anymore, not for things like Photoshop

     
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    Dec 13, 2009 1:02 PM   in reply to Zeno Bokor

    Thanks Zeno. That would have been my SWAG, (well maybe not so wild!) as I realize that condition holds. But Win7 is new so I had to look and consider.

     

    The crazy part is the utility for OC I woked on was developed with XP/Vista 32 and 64, and when Win 7 showed up, we simply ran it.

     

    And it ran and it ran all over the dam!

     

    No virtual needed and it is a small app.

     
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    Dec 13, 2009 1:23 PM   in reply to Hudechrome-sd9sPI

    most applications that run under XP and especially Vista will run just fine on 7. VirtualXP mode isn't really meant for home users, it's for businesses as they tend to have old and badly written apps that they can't live without and which usually wont work on newer operating systems. It's really not that unusual to see some companies still hanging on to systems with win98 because of some accounting program or some such.

     
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    Dec 13, 2009 4:09 PM   in reply to Zeno Bokor

    Now I wish I had a trial version of Win 7 to poke at CS3 and see what I see. I's not worth the money if I only can run in virtual.  Somehow, I think it ought to run in 7, but again, MS says no, get the upgrade when I did a Win check on my computer. It was the only app that wouldn't run, although some would partially run.

     
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