Moving this discussion to the InDesign forum.
There is no difference between the commercial and educattional versions of the products other than the license terms. The software itself is the same.
Since you are on windows 7, the first question is are you using large fonts in the Windows interface? Large fonts combined with an Aero theme are deadly to ID. See InDesign tools and panels don't respond to mouse clicks (Windows 7/Vista)
If this doesn't apply, the next thing to try is replacing your preferences. See Replace Your Preferences
Do you use a font manager? If so, which one?
Does the account you are using have adminsitrator privileges? Shouldn't matter, but it would be worth trying a new account that does.
It's still possible that the installation failed in some way. That Illustrator error certainly makes it look like a strong possibility, and there may have been some left-over crud from the first failed install that was not replaced the second time. If the things above don't clear up the problems, I would suggest Deactivating the suite from an applicatin that will open, and uninstalling again, then run the cleaner tool (CS Cleaner Tool for installation problems | CCM, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3) which will remove all traces of the previous installations. Reboot, then before reinstalling run MSConfig and turn off all non-essential startup programs and services, especially any virus or maware scanners, third-party firewall, instant messengers, iTunes and all browser helpers and toolbars, then close MSconfig and reboot. Log in as an Administrator (the actual Adminsitrator account would be best, but it may not be turned on). When the warning comes up about diagnostic mode continue to boot (cancel MSConfig if it opens), then run the installer again. You can now run MSconfig to restore normal startup and reboot once more.
Thank you Peter,
Our College Technical personnel went over your post with me and we discovered. That in our WINDOWS CONTROL PANEL >> Display area that it has to be set to default. WHICH IS BAD for ADOBE because it does not allow those who are visual impaired to keep their desktop settings in the larger font of 150%, or the icons.
Also we did as you indicated instead of using WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL CUSTOMIZED Scottish desktop with the music, and images changing we had to revert it back to a very old and TIRED look of a WINDOWS theme.
INDESIGN is now functioning correctly.
Also please note that this INDESIGN in use here is a 32 bit version and NOT A 64 bit version, the other softwares Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, Illustrator were 64 bit and ran smoothly with the exception of the error I was getting. I learneed that I had gone into the 32bit version of Illustrator and applied the Administrator access when it was the 64 bit version I should of done it too.
ILLUSTRATOR is now functioning correctly.
Thank you for your post it gave us a starting point as to what we needed to adjust. HOWEVER, ADOBE needs to make their software so it will interface better with the desktops set up for the visually impared. Half of us out here are going blind just looking at our computer screens, and ADOBE should be happy to up date the software in that manner.
Turn off the Aero interface and you can use the large fonts.