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?
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.
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.
Copying folders did NOT work... I suppose from Gene's comment that PS 6 just won't work with a parttion larger than 1 TB ... makes sense... although I haven't been getting the "insufficient space error" just the one's mentioned above...
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.
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.