Please do not advise me to buy or upgrade to CS4, 5, or 6 PLEASE!!!
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.
I need a new PC and was thinking I would be forced to get a used Windows XP machine to use CS2 but would prefer to get Windows 7 64 bit but won't unless I can install PS CS2 on it successfully.
Can someone please help with detailed install instruction using this floder code?
Thanks so much, I'm desperate!!!
The reason for using progra~2 on a 64 bit system while installing a 32 bit app is the 8 character limitation imposed by Windows. progra~2 totals up to 8 characters, program~2 is 9.
You have 2 options:
1. When installing, change your path to C:\progra~2\..... and install. It should work.
2. Copy the installer to your local drive. Right click Setup.exe, Properties > Compatibility tab > Run this in compatibility mode. Choose XP SP2. Click OK. Run Setup.exe
Either one should work.
I have NO idea how to do this as you direct.
What do you mean "change path" to?
Can someone please explain this IN DETAIL on what I do after I put the Photoshop disk in to install?
At what stage do I change this "path" and how do I change it? Where is this "path" and at what point in the installion does it show up?
I'm sorry but the above is totally confusing to a non-techie like me!
I need specific steps explained because i don't even know what a "path" is!
Thanks again to annyone who can explain the steps in clear English.
When you install the software, one of the steps you will be asked where to install Photoshop. Instead of just clicking OK there, you should 'Change' that location as I had mentioned earlier.
Or, have you tried Option 2 that I had posted in my earlier response?
Mr. Sudarshan : Please stop answering because you are not explaining it step by step. So PLEASE cease adding to my confusion. And YES, I am brain dead when it comes to anything technical so let someone else explain who can do so step by step starting from the beginning to end of install. I need to know ALL OF THE STEPS in succession. Thanks for your attempt but you are not helping.
Can someone else please help???
Sudarshan's #2 worked fine for me and Win7 sees CS2 as XP software. The program installed without a hiccough and works even better than before.
How is that possible you ask? Because the Render filter that allowed changes in lighting would not display any brushes in its prior incarnation, even after a CD repair. Now the brushes are visible.