10 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2008 4:59 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta

    gamemakerman2002
      I can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta so i can't install the full version. When i tell it to uninstall it doesn't do anything even though the setup.exe process is running. I tried manually deleting the program files but there's still traces of it because when I try installing the new version it says i have to uninstall the Beta. What can i do?
        • 1. Re: Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta
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          "gamemakerman2002" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >I can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta so i can't install the full
          >version.
          > When i tell it to uninstall it doesn't do anything even though the
          > setup.exe
          > process is running. I tried manually deleting the program files but
          > there's
          > still traces of it because when I try installing the new version it says i
          > have
          > to uninstall the Beta. What can i do?

          Honestly? Your best bet is to back up your data files and reformat your
          computer's boot disk.


          --
          Al Sparber - PVII
          http://www.projectseven.com
          Fully Automated Menu Systems | Galleries | Widgets
          http://www.projectseven.com/go/Elevators


          • 2. Re: Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta
            Level 7
            Al Sparber - PVII wrote:
            > Your best bet is to back up your data files and reformat your
            > computer's boot disk.

            Before going that far, it might be a good idea to try the CS4 cleanup
            script:

            http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cs4clean.html

            --
            David Powers, Adobe Community Expert
            Author, "The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3" (friends of ED)
            Author, "PHP Solutions" (friends of ED)
            http://foundationphp.com/
            • 4. Re: Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta
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              "David Powers" <david@example.com> wrote in message
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              > Before going that far, it might be a good idea to try the CS4 cleanup
              > script:
              >
              > http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cs4clean.html

              How would one accomplish Step #2 from the above page?

              Over the years, it has become customary at PVII to either buy a new computer
              or reformat an existing one when a new Dreamweaver version is released. This
              has become even more important with the evolution of Adobe's Suitorius
              Humungous.

              --
              Al Sparber - PVII
              http://www.projectseven.com
              Fully Automated Menu Systems | Galleries | Widgets
              http://www.projectseven.com/go/Elevators




              • 5. Re: Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta
                Level 7
                > Over the years, it has become customary at PVII to either buy a new
                > computer or reformat an existing one when a new Dreamweaver version is
                > released. This has become even more important with the evolution of
                > Adobe's Suitorius Humungous.

                That's an impressive policy but sounds like overkill to me.

                Can't say I've ever had to reformat for a new version of DW or Creative
                Suite.

                --
                Regards

                John Waller

                • 6. Re: Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta
                  Level 7
                  "John Waller" <johnw@REMOVETHISpinnacleweb.com.au> wrote in message
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                  >> Over the years, it has become customary at PVII to either buy a new
                  >> computer or reformat an existing one when a new Dreamweaver version is
                  >> released. This has become even more important with the evolution of
                  >> Adobe's Suitorius Humungous.
                  >
                  > That's an impressive policy but sounds like overkill to me.
                  >
                  > Can't say I've ever had to reformat for a new version of DW or Creative
                  > Suite.

                  We do that for production machines. What Adobe suites do to Window's
                  registry is not very good (similar problems exist with Mac's application
                  cache). Aside from bloat, there is no logical cleanup so you invariably wind
                  up with niggling problems such as the wrong version of Fireworks popping up
                  at the wrong time - or no version popping up at all. Since our gallery
                  products rely on inter-application communications, this is a nuisance. There
                  are other issues, but this one hits home (as well as our customers), hence
                  tech notes like this:

                  http://www.projectseven.com/support/answers.asp?id=194

                  We also keep "dirty" machines on which are installed MX2004, 8, CS3, and now
                  CS4. Those are fun, but it helps in developing fixes for our customers.


                  --
                  Al Sparber - PVII
                  http://www.projectseven.com
                  Fully Automated Menu Systems | Galleries | Widgets
                  http://www.projectseven.com/go/Elevators


                  • 7. Re: Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta
                    Level 7
                    John Waller posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:

                    >> Over the years, it has become customary at PVII to either buy a
                    >> new computer or reformat an existing one when a new Dreamweaver
                    >> version is released. This has become even more important with the
                    >> evolution of Adobe's Suitorius Humungous.
                    >
                    > That's an impressive policy but sounds like overkill to me.
                    >
                    > Can't say I've ever had to reformat for a new version of DW or
                    > Creative Suite.

                    My method is to NEVER install Adobe beta or trial software on a
                    production machine. I learned that lesson years ago when I spent way
                    too much time getting a full version installed and licensed. Actually,
                    I haven't installed either a beta or a trial on any machine since that
                    experience.

                    Perhaps their installers/licensing methods have improved, but I see too
                    many messages like this one to believe it. In the past, they messed
                    with more than the Windows registry, but also (I believe) with a hidden
                    sector on the hard disk.


                    --
                    Mark A. Boyd
                    Keep-On-Learnin' :)
                    • 8. Re: Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta
                      Level 7
                      Mark A. Boyd wrote:
                      > I haven't installed either a beta or a trial on any machine since that
                      > experience.

                      I have - many, many times. In my own personal experience, the
                      install/uninstall process with CS4 was very smooth. Not 100% perfect,
                      but the problem builds were never released publicly, so they were
                      acceptable to me as part of the testing process.

                      --
                      David Powers, Adobe Community Expert
                      Author, "The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3" (friends of ED)
                      Author, "PHP Solutions" (friends of ED)
                      http://foundationphp.com/
                      • 9. Re: Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta
                        Level 7
                        I agree. CS4 was a pleasant experience (so to speak) after some of the
                        others....

                        --
                        Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                        Adobe Community Expert
                        (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                        "David Powers" <david@example.com> wrote in message
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                        > Mark A. Boyd wrote:
                        >> I haven't installed either a beta or a trial on any machine since that
                        >> experience.
                        >
                        > I have - many, many times. In my own personal experience, the
                        > install/uninstall process with CS4 was very smooth. Not 100% perfect, but
                        > the problem builds were never released publicly, so they were acceptable
                        > to me as part of the testing process.
                        >
                        > --
                        > David Powers, Adobe Community Expert
                        > Author, "The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3" (friends of ED)
                        > Author, "PHP Solutions" (friends of ED)
                        > http://foundationphp.com/

                        • 10. Re: Can't uninstall dreamweamweaver cs4 beta
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                          Murray *ACE* posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:

                          > I agree. CS4 was a pleasant experience (so to speak) after some
                          > of the others....

                          That is very good to hear, thank you both.

                          I'm fairly sure that part of the problem for me was that, until CSx, my
                          Adobe software upgrades were from a mish-mash of single packages and
                          bundles. It wasn't until CS3 that they created a bundle that was better
                          suited for me.

                          I'll keep an open mind about it when I think about future trials/betas.


                          --
                          Mark A. Boyd
                          Keep-On-Learnin' :)