I have discovered what MIGHT be a temporary workaround for running CC apps under Vista. This workaround needs people to test it and report back to this thread, any help is appreciated.
There is NO guarantee that this workaround will continue to work.
Just open all the apps you think you might use FIRST. This appears to get around the message "Some of the application components are missing from the Application directory, Please reinstall the application."
Acrobat XI No
Lightroom v4 Works
Lightroom v5 No
Photoshop (32bit) Works
Photoshop (64bit) No
Bridge (32bit) and Illustrator Works
Bridge (32 bit) and Photoshop (32bit). Works
Bridge (32 bit) and Dreamweaver Works
Bridge and InDesign unsure, please retest
Note: The test machine used a Vista Home Premium 64bit OS.
Again, please continue to test using the combination of CC products you use and report back to this discussion whether they work or not.