If you’re on Windows, you can extract the plug-in files from appropriate 32-bit ad 64-bit subfolders in the setup.zip. The plug-in files are large files in the Assets zips named 1002 and 1003 and you can just rename each to Camera Raw.8bi and put into the correct 32 or 64-bit subfolders.
The URL for the ACR 7.3 setup.zip was already given in your other thread, and your subject suggests you want ACR 7.3, but the text of your message suggests ACR 7.1 or 7.2. Is 7.3 not good enough?
Noel has a detailed set of replies in this long thread that describe how he has all the various ACR 7.x versions in the CS6 plug-in folder and can swap between them, although the information is spread across several replies, including these two:
The URL to ACR 7.2 setup.zip is also in the thread somewhere.
Thank you very much for your help indeed. Now I manage to install ACR 7.2 and my artifact problem solved!
Unfortunately 7.2 and 7.3 both has adjustment brush size bug which solved on 7.4 Hope to see fix on ACR 8.1 final release
What kind of artifacts do you see? Can you please share your results with us? Screen shot, raw file +xmp file would be great! Thank you! -adriana
The artifacts are most easily visible when the PV2010 Fill slider is set at +100. They occur in LR 4.4, LR 5 RC, ACR 7.4 and ACR 8.1 RC, but not in ACR 7.3 or before, nor in PV2012, so it is a recent change to the old PV processing that is causing them.
Here is a sample raw:
Here is a screenshot of the artficacts using ACR 8.1RC that show up by merely maxing out the Fill slider and leaving everything else at Adobe factory defaults:
Here is the original thread where the OP first discussed this:
It has also been reported in the LR and LR5b forums:
Can you please the xmp as well, so we can determine what controls are causing this. Thanks. Adriana
Thank you. We will take a look. -adriana