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Can I run CS5 alongside CS4?

May 27, 2010 4:43 PM

Hello,

 

I downloaded the 30-day trial of CS5 (master collection).  Before installing it I'd like to know if I can run it side-by-side my current CS4.  Thanks,

 

Gustavo

Santa Fe, NM

wwww.owldesignstudios.com

 
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    May 27, 2010 4:57 PM   in reply to El Gu man

    Yup.

     
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    May 27, 2010 9:31 PM   in reply to El Gu man

    Just to elaborate:  I have all versions of Photoshop since v 7.0.1 through 11.0.1 (CS4) installed on my machine.

     

    To run more than one version simultaneously, I just launch the older version(s) first.

     

    Can't vouch for CS5 since it won't run on my PPC machine.

     

     

    Wo Tai Lao Le

    我太老了

     
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    May 27, 2010 9:51 PM   in reply to El Gu man

    Yes they can live side by side just fine.


     
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    May 27, 2010 10:05 PM   in reply to El Gu man

    If you do run them simultaneously, you might want to set the respective primary scratch disk for each version on separate volumes, though, just as a precaution.

     
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    May 28, 2010 2:06 AM   in reply to Tai Lao

    I have CS4 and CS5 installed, but I've not run them at the same time.

    I try not to do that because one time I opened two different versions of iTunes, and man, did it screw up my library.

     

    I'd rather not take that chance with photos I'm editing for a website.

     
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    May 28, 2010 6:34 AM   in reply to 370H55V

    I_Know_Nothing_at_all wrote:

     

    I have CS4 and CS5 installed, but I've not run them at the same time.

    I try not to do that because one time I opened two different versions of iTunes, and man, did it screw up my library.

     

    Photoshop does not use a "libraries" or "library" paradigm like iTunes. Lightroom does, though.

     
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    May 28, 2010 8:12 AM   in reply to El Gu man

    I have every version  back to CS1 installed on my testing machines.  They all are able to be installed/run seperately on the same machine.  Hope this helps.

     
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    May 28, 2010 11:02 AM   in reply to El Gu man

    As long as you have HD space for them, I have multiple builds of multiple apps on my Mac HD.

    Adobe, Office, Bento, Filemaker, Browsers, etc.

    That's the beauty of Cocoa apps. Unlike Windows Registry oriented programs, they can and do run side by side.

     
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    Jun 23, 2010 3:54 AM   in reply to 370H55V

    Only issue I have had when rnning both is Acrobat 9 stopped working. I can't install anew to repair it as it tell me that

    I already have a superior product installed and terminates the install. I can't uninstall all of Acrobat 9

    without uninstalling the enite CS4 or CS5 suites. Bad software design.,

     
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