I uninstalled and deactivated my Adobe CS3 Design Premium from my 1st gen Macbook (2006) and installed it on my 3rd gen Macbook Air (2011). When I installed CS3 using the original discs, InDesign and Acrobat did not install properly. How to fix?
1. Got any ideas how to install InDesign and Acrobat Pro without uninstalling the whole CS3, running the cleaner tool, and reinstalling everything again? I tried to rerun the installer just for InDesign and Acrobat Pro but I got the same result -- no install.
2. Installing CS3 takes forever -- at least several hours. Is it because I'm sending it over my wireless network? (I'm "sharing" the DVD drive on my other Macbook because my Air doesn't have one.)
Thanks so much!!
(More background, in case it's useful -- before installing CS3, I had run the Adobe Creative Suite Cleaner Tool to clean up the mess I made when I tried to migrate CS3 using Mac's migration assistant. I learned, thanks to this forum, that I couldn't use the Migration Assistant tomove CS3. I also found that the unistaller didn't transfer, so I manually deleted folders and then used the cleaner. It worked wel enough to allow me to install everything but InDesign and Acrobat Pro.)
Thanks for the suggestion. I copied everything from the CS3 install disc onto the desktop. But when I tried to run it, I get a message that says: "Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium is already installed. To remove or modify this software, please use its original installer."
Any ideas why I got that message -- and when I ran the installer from the shared disc I didn't get that message? How to work around this problem to test your idea?
I'd still like to just install the programs that didn't (InDesign and Acrobat Pro) and not start over. Is that possible?
Thank you very much.
Shark2 it sounds like you are still trying to recover from the use of the Migration assistant to transfer over the Adobe applications. The most expedient method to resolve these difficulties, when the uninstaller and cleaner tool have failed, is to restore the Mac back to the condition it was in when it came out of the box. You can then utilize the Migration assistant to transfer over your documents and settings and install your applications from the installation media.
I have seen users spend hours trying to recover from the use of the Migration assistant when they could have more easily restored 10.7 and started over.
OK, thanks Jeff. I was hoping I wouldn't have to resort to wiping my Macbook Air clean and starting over, but I'll do it.
Are there any known problems installing CS3 using the shared drive? (I'm "sharing" the DVD drive on my Macbook because my Macbook Air doesn't have one.)
I guess I'll soon find out...but if you have any tips or cautions please let me know.
Thanks very much.
As long as your network connection is stable it should not cause a problem. You might want to follow Manish's advice though of copying the install files to a USB drive. It will lead to a more reliable and quicker installation experience.
Thanks Jeff (and Manish). I'm all for better reliability and a quicker installation.
This may seem like a dumb question, but how do I properly copy the CS3 install files onto a USB? Drag and drop everythng from the CD? Can I not just copy the files onto my desktop and install from there? That is what I thought Manish suggested, to install from the desktop.
I had tried this method. After copying the install files to the desktop, here's what happened: I clicked the setup application and it opened, but it immediately detected that I had CS3 installed and wouldn't let me go any further. Perhaps that was due to other problems resulting from use of the Migration Assistant.
Previously, when I used the install disk on the shared drive, I was able to open the setup and install the couple of CS3 programs that weren't installed the first time around. That installation attempt failed and led me here to my original post.
Just copy the complete contents over to your USB drive. And you are right they issue you described was probably caused by the Migration Assistant as well. When you launched the installer it was detecting the previous installation.
Just wanted to say that i successfully installed CS3 thanks to Jeff and Manish's help. I wiped my hard drive, reinstalled the OSX Lion, created a disk image of the CS3 installer from and moved it to my Macbook Air's desktop to install. Installation was pretty fast, like under 30 minutes (compared to hours using the shared disk). Best of all it looks like everything in CS3 installed and works.
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