It can cause a problem to uninstall a previous version, mainly with file association issues. Best advice is to leave both versions on there as they do not conflict.
If you have to uninstall you may not have problems, if you do you there are fixes. It is best to uninstall the older one before installing the new one. Guess you could uninstall CS6, then CS5, and then reinstall CS6.
Does having both versions on my laptop use double the storage?
Since they are separte programs you can see how much they use by looking at the directory. Think CS5 is about 400 meg.
Just for my information, how does "Does having both versions on my laptop use double the storage?" qualify as the Correct answer? You are not the only one that markes posts as correct that do not answer the question, and it just puzzles the regulars. If the placement of the choice is confusing with feedback that can be changed.
THe intent of the Correct answer is that those that look at the post can see the Correct answer as the one that they might use to solve their problem.
Curt Y wrote:
Think CS5 is about 400 meg.
Rather more than that, I'm afraid. Look in the Control Panel Programs and Features dialog for a size summary.
If you have a 64 bit Windows system, these are the sizes of various versions of Photoshop:
If you have a 32 bit OS the size impact on disk is probably a bit more than half of what you see above.
Hey, I am new to this website. I had CS5 for over a year and never logged in before for questions. When I hit the correct button, for some reason I though I could "Correct" my question. Didn't mean to ruffle any feathers there Carl. Thanks for the info anyway.
Sorry, Curt Y