OK, that wasn't too bad.
About an hour and a half to unistall & re-install.
To answer my own question: It is not possible to uninstall Premier alone. The only choice available is to uninstall the whole suite.
Also, I'll verify, as mentioned above, that there were 2 instances of the suite on the uninstall list, one smaller than the other & judging by the dates created when the upgrade was attempted a couple of days ago. I unistalled both of them.
The AVCHD video that was not playing is now playing fine.
Whew! & Yay!
> Todd and Sheri, is Adobe working on a fix to the installer, or are you relying on each of us to do a un/re-install?
We will almost never answer specific questions about what, exactly, we're working on. Instead of asking such questions, please focus on telling us when problems arise and whether specific workarounds and fixes are working. Thanks.
I had to un-install Premier Pro. When I uninstalled it, many other things went with it such as the Media Encoder, etc. When I re-installed it, Premier Pro worked fine again (couldn't encode a project ). I also installed the 4.03 upgrade but not the 5.02 that is the problem. I found that when I completed a project, I could not Flash encode the project, or encode it in H.264. The error code I would get was "unknown error". After the reinstall, it worked fine, in fact, with the NVidia Cuda card and Mercury Playback GPU it encodes significantly faster than CS4. I am sure having a 64 bit machine this time didn't hurt!
So, my remedy to this problem was 1) uninstall Premier Pro only ( with whatever files went with it ) 2) reinstall Premier Pro 3) reinstall update 4.03 but not 5.02.
I am sure I have had "major operator error" at times. I don't have CS 3 or CS 4 on my computer. I typically keep two versions on the computer until I am sure the new one works. However, this computer is new and didn't have CS 4 on it. So considering your good point about the update numbers, why would the Adobe update 4.03 download for my machine?
The individual point product version numbers don't all correlate with the CS number. Premiere Pro versioning does - so our CS5 product is version 5.x, but After Effects, for example isn't.
Always Deactivate (Transfer Activation) for any/all Adobe programs, that require Activation. Now, when one has a full-paid version revert to the trial, they will usually NOT have that capability, as the trial has no Activation.
There are limits on the total number of Activations, but if things are going poorly, Adobe Customer Service will reset those for you. IIRC, the limit is 8 Activations, but that could have changed, or I could be mis-remembering. Remember - Customer Service, and not Technical Service.
To recap - always Deactivate.
After reinstalling Premier Pro ( without deactivating ) I was able to get my project done last night. I found out that the 4.03 update I got downloaded was for Bridge, not Premier Pro. It "came along" with the Premier Pro update. Tonight, I downloaded the 5.02 update and it installed fine. I started up Premier Pro and found that I also had to download new drivers for my NVidia Cuda 3800 video card. I went to NVidia's site and downloaded and installed the new 64 bit drivers and they work fine. Everything seems in order! Thanks everyone for suggestions made.
I too cannot install PP 5.0.2 from 5.0.1 within Master Collection using the updater. It downloads, tells me installation failed, gives no reason. I seem to successfully download Advisor, but running it yields no screen, and therefore no way to collect installation logs to send to Adobe. I'm running MacOS 10.6.4 on a Mac Pro (2009) 64bit, lots of disk space, lots of ram, no hardware problems detected.
I have tried to re-install this update to Premiere Pro on my iMac several times since the original try. I'll note that all the other product updates to CS5 installed without any problem, so it's a Premiere Pro problem (in the Mac as well as in Windows). The latest Adobe Support Advisor says there's no problem with the suite.
Thanks, Allen. Ditto on it being Premiere Pro-specific as others have
updated, and the update to 5.0.1 was no problem. The Adobe technician I
contacted said he'd not heard of any such problem, though it doesn't seem to
be all that rare. No solution was offered and Adobe has not replied to my
latest request for help.
Thanks. I think I'll wait until the next update before I decide my copy of premiere pro is un-updatable (is that a word?).
Meanwhile, how do I find a copy of my email at the forum? You obviously read it, but I can't find it.
The text at the end of your message says my new reply will go to everyone. I'll look for it, but I clearly don't understand the messages scheme in the forum.
This time, I found my own message at the tail end of the thread. Is there a way to sort threads last message first? Is there a set of forum preferences somewhere I've failed to notice.
Anyway, it does look like this is a valuable resource, confirming that others have the same problem, Mac or Windows.
Is there a way to sort threads last message first?
On these fora, there is no way to sort. The only choices that one has is to view as flattened, or threaded. Each view has +'s and -'s.
In the old fora, we had little red flags when any thread was updated, and then for each message that had been added, since the last view, there were "New" banners.
One forum that I frequent is threaded, but when one returns, all viewed replies are collapsed, and ONLY new replies are open. One can open other replies, or even open all replies, but it's easy to scroll down and see exactly what the new messages are. This forum does not offer that capability.
Same story here: installed full update for the CS5 production premium, everything installed but Premiere 5.0.2 update.
Currently running Premiere 5.0.1 (that update was fine)
Running on MacBook Pro 2.8Ghz, OS X 1.6.4
I'm having the same issues as others. I'm currently downloading the 5.0.2. update from here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/thankyou.jsp?ftpID=4815&fileID= 4505 I hope that I can manually update the program, and the Updater will get the next update more reliably.
I'm wondering if the issue is related to Premiere Pro CS5 being installed in the "wrong" folder on my Win 7 64-bit system. Shouldn't it go into Program Files (x86) folder, instead of the Program Files folder? I wonder if the update is looking in the wrong place?
Thanks for that thought, Hunt. It was actually the Update Installer that tipped me off that the .exe still running. "Please close Premiere Pro." Huh? I already did that. It seems to consistently leave that process running, even though it appears to exit without issue. Odd.
But, yes, even after using Task Manager to kill the .exe, the failure to install still happens.
Eureka! The Adobe technician that I just got off the line with in India, solved the problem, and he did not leave
me until I had fired up PP far enough to see that it was v. 5.0.2.
0. Master Collection was not running.
1. Signed in to Adobe.com
2. Clicked on Downloads in the top menu
3. Clicked on Product Updates, top of right hand column
4. Chose my product from the long drop-down menu under Find Product Updates, in my case that was Premiere Pro-MacIntosh
5. Clicked Go, which took me to a page headed Downloads-subhead Premiere Pro for Macintosh and contained a number of Premiere Pro updates.
6. I chose the update that applied to me, that was Adobe PP CS5 5.0.2 for Electronic Downloads. The other choice for 5.0.2 was for retail DVD.
6. Downloaded the 114.2MB dmg file. My copy of Speed Download downloaded and then started the dmg file doing its thing.
7. When the dmg file had seemingly installed, I checked by firing up PP, and the splash screen revealed it was indeed v. 5.0.2 that was running.
Yesterday a different Adobe technician was able to solve a separate problem in which I was unable to log on
Adobe. He traced the difficulty to an error in my email address. Even today when i logged in, i noted my name was mispelled, but that too has now been corrected.
The only other problem that remains unsolved is that the AdobeDownloadAdvisor (do I recall the name correctly?), that one uses to inspect the record of the latest download and send it to Adobe, failed to function. I could start it running, but nothing I did made the initial screen appear-- the screen one uses to tell ADA what to do.
It took two months, but now my faith in Adobe support has been restored. When I first reported the failure to update PP to 5.0.2, an Adobe technician denied there was any general problem, then followed a long period of unsuccessful solutions, and finally today a clear procedure and a successful outcome.
Would you email me the case number for this case? My email address is kopriva -at- adobe -dot- com. I want to make sure that the person who helped you gets credit for doing so. (I don't want to just follow up on the _bad_ experiences, after all.)
TODD, the Case Number was Case #0181850789: Not able to update 5.0.2 premiere procs5
I couldn't quite get his name, but he was the last of the several techs I contacted on this
case#. Of course the tech before him passed me on to him, as he had a different specialty,
but he deserves some credit too for knowing who to pass me too. My contact with
both was today, Nov 1.
In step 6, I chose the retail DVD version, went through the install process and, once again, it went through all the motions of installing but ended with the message that it had failed to update. I'm not sure I should try the Electronic Downloads version since there must be some reason for having two different update versions.
At least for me, the question has not been answered - for the boxed retail version.
I had the same issue (update 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 not working). I de-installed only Premiere CS5 (as part of th Master Collection), re-installed it and now the update works.
(MAX OS 10.6.5). Thanks for the tips in this thread.
Markus from Switzerland
Hi AllanC10; You are most welcome. I think those that did not succeed
following the exact directions.
Meanwhile, though I have PP 5.0.2, the Adobe Updater tells me that
5.0.2 needs updating (to 5.0.2), but the update fails. I hope it's all
different when we get to PP 5.0.3!!