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AZ Guy
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WARNING!!!

Jul 6, 2012 1:46 PM

Anybody who downloads the new CS6 Suite and then deletes it, be warned.

 

If you have older versions of other products, it may render them useless.

 

Just happend to me with Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro installed from Creative Suite 3.

 

I installed CS6 and it deleted the Acrobat exe. file. When I uninstalled CS6, I was not longer able to use Acro 8.

 

So, I reinstalled it from the original disc and it loaded but will no longer accept the serial number for it.

 

Support is worthless. They are not help at all.

 

Be warned.

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 6, 2012 2:22 PM   in reply to AZ Guy

    This forum is for discussions about the forum itself (and problems therein).

     

    I think you want the Creative Suite or Installer forums.

     

    Also, using an alarmist subject doesn't do you any good. Please use a more descriptive subject line (like "I can't run Acrobat 8 after uninstalling CS6").

     
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    Jul 6, 2012 7:36 PM   in reply to AZ Guy

    Just restore your system from backup to a date before you installed CS6, and all will be fine.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jul 7, 2012 7:23 AM   in reply to AZ Guy

    In this day and age of virtualization environments, anyone wishing to evaluate a product would be well to try it first in a virtual machine, and avoid the chance of corrupting your critical work environment.

     

    I use VMware Workstation, myself.

     

    And as Pat has said, there are various restoral options, e.g., on Windows from restoring a system image to using the System Restore function.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jul 7, 2012 10:07 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    there are various restoral options, e.g., on Windows from restoring a

    system image to using the System Restore function.

     

    Even searching and deleting the Adobe Registry keys does wonders.

    Adobe's cleanup utility used to do this but not sure if it has been

    updated to clear CS6 registry keys. In my case I did a complete

    reinstall of Windows because I wanted to start all over again on my machine.

     
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    Jul 7, 2012 10:45 AM   in reply to AZ Guy

    You can certainly install CS6 next to an existing copy of CS5.5 or earlier, and all the other applications will run happily side by side (many of us who teach or work on development have more than one version installed, sometimes three) but Acrobat is a special case. Because of the way Acrobat/Distiller hooks into the operating system and other applications (such as Office) two versions cannot be installed at the same time, so if you install Acrobat X as part of CS6 it will remove any previous version (you are notified of this).

     
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    Jul 7, 2012 2:48 PM   in reply to Dave Merchant

    Dave,

     

    Thanks for mention of Acrobat. I had not thought about it, though have it installed on several machines. I do recall the removal of previous versions, now that you mention it. Will keep that one in the back of my mind.

     

    Appreciated,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 7, 2012 2:51 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    I have not installed a newer version, but I do remember that when I bought CS5 Master Collection, there was a main serial number... and a different number only for Acrobat

     
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