2nd request for help because answers from one member are too vague for someone non-technical like me.
I've read that there's a definite way to install CS2 (or any 32 bit version of PS) on Windows 7 64 bit successfully with some folder code "C:\progra~2\adobe" or... C:\program~2\adobe...or the same code but with the back slashes in the opposite direction like /.
I'm totally confused: why does the first code say "progra" and leave off the "m" and other say to spell out "program" entirely?
WHICH is correct "progra" or "program" and which way should the slashes go?
I'm very untechnical and don't understand how to do this at all so can someone please explain the install procedure in specific clear steps from inserting the CD to the end?
I saw a member named Marian Driscoll post about this install but don't understand how to do it each step of the way.
Can someone please help with detailed step by step install instructions?
Thanks so much, I'm desperate!!!
The \ character i still the same, it did not chage to the / character on windows. that character is for web, I think unix and maybe Mac. Really unsure about Macs.
The ~ character is reserved for filenames using the old short filename system that has 8 characters a period then 3 character extention. As you are aware XP and Windows 7 are both long filename systems, the need for the ~ is not as important.
Keep in mind that installing older apps may not be long filename aware, they will still use the short filnames. Its possible CS2 is that exception, I don't recall anymore. If thats the case then it will use the ~ character.
When installing you should be fine using the default location in the installer.
On a 64 bit system, there are actually two programs folders the first is the 64-bit folder and the next below it is the 32-bit folder. You can tell by the (x86) after the Program Files. CS2 is 32 bit only and therefore must be installed in the 32 bit folder. Windows normally takes care of that, but I suppose it could trip up an older app. (guessing)
On windows 7 the folder should be C:\Program Files\Adobe