Under the Help menu (I think) there is an menu item that allows you to
activate or de-activate the software. This is Adobe's process of trying
to make sure that only two working copies with the same serial number
are allowed to be installed.
This functionality is requied on all copies of CS3 that are not group
licenses that are sometimes allowed to avoid the
If you remove a copy of the software without de-activating the software
you are limiting the number of computers you can use the software on.
For example, Adobe allows both primary and secondary computers (for
example, desktop and laptop). Adobe's license does not allow for
simultaneous use, but asynchronous use by the same user is allowed. If
some reason (like hardware failure) causes you to loose an activation,
Adobe can manually reset the activation count.
Having the same exact problem. I'm trying to uninstall CS3 to install CS4 and I keep getting the error: "Adobe Setup has stopped working"
I'm running Windows Vista.
Can anybody help? btw this isn't a beta or a pre-release product so I don't think scriptcleaner applies, but I tried it anyway and it didn't help.