I've been using Dreamweaver 8 under XP very happily for several years but have recently upgraded to a new machine running Windows 7 Home Premium. Dreamweaver 8.0 installs OK but when I try to run the patch to upgrade to 8.0.2, I get an error message to the effect that the wizard was interrupted and failed to install. The main issue with this is that the web site management set up fails to save the user name and password, which is a bit of a pain.
I've read that by upgrading to Windows 7 Professional and installing the XP Emulator that this problem *MAY* be resolved, but I'm reluctant to pay the additional cost if it doesn't actually work.
Has anyone any experience of solving this problem, and how did they do it please?
I've downloaded the patch but am having problems installing at as it is giving me a message "1: failed to install ISKernel files. Make sure you have appropriate privileges on this machine". I've not had this problem with any of the other software that I've reinstalled on the new machine.
Do you have any further suggestions please?
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This is an XP Emulator issue. Dreamweaver 8 is most certainly a 32-bit application and Windows 7 is a 64-bit operating system. I believe Vista handled this kind of stuff better, but it earned a bad rap, so lots of people didn't upgrade.
You need to run this program in emulator mode or else upgrade to CS 5.5.
Phil, try this:
- Unzip the 'unwrapped' installer to a folder that is easily reachable by the command prompt (file patchpackage.msp)
- Open up a command prompt as an Administrator. (Right click the icon and choose run as Administrator)
- Navigate to where the patchpackage.msp is located and type in the following and press enter:
msiexec /update patchpackage.msp
The patch, after a short delay, will begin to install. During the install you may be asked for the CD because it will look for the Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.msi file although I didn't get that as the copy of DW8 was a download purchase rather than disk.
Once the install is complete 8.0.2 will be installed.
I had the same issue with Dreamweaver8 on Win7 (32-bit).
The installer has an .msi extension, and it cannot be run in Compatibility Mode.
To resolve it, install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable
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