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CS5 to CS6 install

Jun 8, 2013 3:32 PM

Tags: #install #cs6

I have CS5 (extended) on my computer now. I just bought CS6 (not extended) thru Amazon.com (no Cloud involved). I would like an explanation of how the installation process goes. Does CS6 override or uninstall CS5?

 

And is it possible to have both CS5 and CS6 on the same computer at the same time? I do know that I can install Phoroshop on two computers, I just have to decide whether I want to do that.

 

Thank you

 
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    Jun 8, 2013 3:38 PM   in reply to photojumper

    Does CS6 override or uninstall CS5?

     

    Neither.

     

    CS6 installs into its own folder so you can have CS5 and CS6 co-existing happily on your computer and use both (but not at the same time).

     

     

    And is it possible to have both CS5 and CS6 on the same computer at the same time?

     

    Yes, just don't try to run them at the same time.

     

    I have CS4, CS5 and CS6 all installed so I can run whichever version I want to when I want to.

     
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    Jun 8, 2013 5:24 PM   in reply to John Waller

    John Waller wrote:

     

    …CS6 installs into its own folder so you can have CS5 and CS6 co-existing happily on your computer and use both (but not at the same time)…

     

    …just don't try to run them at the same time…

     

     

    …unless you are on a Mac ! 

     

    I can (and sometimes do) run multiple versions of Photoshop on my Mac.  You just have to launch the older version(s) first. 

     

    EDIT:  As a precaution, I assign different drives as scratch disks for each version that is running.

     

     

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    Jun 8, 2013 5:35 PM   in reply to station_two

    Good to hear it works on Mac. I've never needed to.

     
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    Jun 8, 2013 5:42 PM   in reply to John Waller

    Yup; it's far from being an everyday need. 

     
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    Jun 9, 2013 8:04 AM   in reply to photojumper

    Were you able to find the upgrade version on Amazon?

     
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    Jun 9, 2013 8:17 AM   in reply to photojumper

    You may have trouble if you bought CS6 as an upgrade as this is not an upgrade from CS5 extended.  But then you are moving down from extended to non-extended so not sure how that works.

     
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