As a long-time Photoshop user, I have upgraded my versions of Photoshop over the years and currently have the CS4 Photoshop Upgrade loaded on my computer. I have an older computer with limited hard drive space and am running out of room. Is it necessary to keep all the previous versions of Photoshop on my computer's hard drive in order for the already-loaded on my computer CS4 Photoshop Upgrade to run? In other words, can I remove the earlier versions (like Photoshop 4, Photoshop 6 Upgrade, Photoshop 7 Upgrade, and CS2 Photoshop Upgrade) and still have CS4 Photoshop Upgrade run ok? I'm trying to clean up hard drive space and would like to make space by deleting the previous versions, but I don't want to mess up my CS4 Photoshop Upgrade if that program somehow ties into components from the previous upgrades.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
You certainly don't need them. If the previous eligible version is left that's enough. And even that can be removed because the upgrade installer will ask you to temporoarily insert the eligible version disk.
But I'd wait till CS4's safely installed to be safe.
Thanks for the response. I currently have CS4 Photoshop Upgrade version already on my computer. In addition to that, I also have on it Photoshop 4.0, Photoshop 5.5, Photoshop 6.0 Upgrade version, Photoshop 7.0 Upgrade version, and CS2 Photoshop Upgrade. What I need to know is can I remove the earlier versions of Photoshop or will it negatively affect the operation of CS4 Photoshop Upgrade (since it's not the full version and only an upgrade of the upgrades installed earlier)? (The only full version of Photoshop I have is Photoshop 4.0 -- everything after that was upgrade versions.)
Aha, now I see what you mean!
Each upgrade is actually a full version of PS, sitting in its own folder structure and not interdependent on previous versions.
So you can delete them all except CS4 if you wish.