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Installing Photoshop 6.0.1 on Windows 7

Dec 29, 2013 4:28 PM

I can't install Photoshop 6.0.1 on Windows 7 Home Premium. I got it working on a previous hard drive install, but recently got a new hard drive and it won't complete the install.

 

I 've got the Photoshop for Windows CD with the key and I run the setup file in an XP SP 2 compatibilty mode but...

 

It keeps hanging/freezing at 86% installation... when it is "creating registry entries..."

 

I've tried cleaning the registry but the same issue comes up.

 

Anyone got a solution?

 
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Dec 29, 2013 4:33 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    A) You don't need to use a compatibility mode to install it.

     

    B) You probably DO need to run the Photoshop installer As Administrator.

     

    C) In lieu of B) above, for ultimate compatibility with ancient software, Microsoft provided the ability to completely disable UAC (User Account Control).  Doing so can open you up to certain risks, but it's a good way to make your computer environment more compatible with legacy software.

     

    By the way, I have Photoshop 6.0 running on Windows 8.1. 

     

    -Noel

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 4:34 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    P.S., Never, ever "clean" your registry.  Nothing good will come of it, and it's certainly not necessary.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 4:46 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    I''ve been able to copy the Photoshop 6 folder out of an old install and simply run it on Windows 7. It works unless your C drive is a 1 TB or more.

     

    I've even run it off a USB thumb drive.

     

    Gene

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 6:13 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    For older systems you need a partition of less than 1T for it to recognize program.

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 6:46 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    So what did you do to get it working again?

     

    Registry cleaners are not considered a good idea and offer no improvements.

     

    Check this forum thread by bleeping computer. These are expert volunteers who help users when a infection or technical problem shows up.

     

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/179604/registry-cleaning/?hl= %20crap%20%20cleaner

     

    Gene

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 6:50 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    It won't operate on one that size because the program was coded for older systems at a time when TB drives were science fiction.

     

    It will return an error of "insufficent disk space" if you try.

     

    Gene

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 6:55 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    MoonRey wrote:

     

    It's still NOT working... waiting to hear back from Curt Y...

     

    So even copying the Photoshop folder from another install did not work?

     

    Ok, best to wait for Curt Y.

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 6:57 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    gene7 said it all.

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 7:05 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    As has been stated several times you have to create a smaller partition on your 2T drive.  Make it x times size of program, say 4X?  If you do not know how to make a partition look up instructions for Win 7.

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 7:53 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    Well the installer has to talk to the C drive for registry entries so again, it can't fathom that kind of drive.

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 11:03 PM   in reply to MoonRey

    I have Photoshop 6.0.1 on a 2 TB C: drive, though I have less than 1 TB free.

     

    I'm thinking you didn't try disabling UAC as I mentioned, since you haven't said anything about it.

     

    For all the time you've wasted, maybe it's just time to buy a modern copy of Photoshop Elements.

     

    -Noel

     
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