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Nope... CS2 and CS3 live very well together...
If you installed any CS3 public beta or previews you must completely remove all CS3 components.
I just received AE CS3 and jumped in without reading the UnInstall instructions and I just trashed the beta files. Now every time I try installing the app, I get the Payload error message. I looked for everything AE8 and trashed it, but still no good :-[
There's an Adobe Installers folder in your Utilities folder (if you are on a Mac). Use the "Add or Remove" installer for AE CS3 and then reinstall. It will clean out any problems and do a clean install.
I already deleted whatever that alias was for.
Follow the instructions on this page:
If you've already deleted the uninstall files, you'll probably just want to jump to the Clean Script instructions.
I'm not sure what you mean there TikiTim. When I run the install setup, I get this message:
Critical errors were found in setup
- Incompatible payloads already installed
Please see the Setup log file for details.
But I can't find a Setup log file anywhere, and the installer quits.
there is a clean CS3 Script run that use the last option to do a scorch earth removal and you will be fine.
Where would I find that?
It's on the page I linked in my previous post. Keep scrolling down the to the CS3Clean Script instructions.
I'm having the same error message, too. AND I've already tried the cleanscript, several times. All the way to level 4. I still get the same message. And adobe support is absolutely useless. I tell them that Safari 3 beta seems to be a very predominant problem when installing CS3 and they tell me that there are no records of this occurence. Well, threads don't lie, honey. Your customers are pissed. And you know what's even worse? I HAD CS3 installed on my Mac and then something happens in Photoshop, tells me to uninstall then reinstall, and that's when this starts happening. Only the problem jumped to the rest of Adobe's applications and they told me I had to reinstall them, as well. Now, after running multiple scripts and erasing previous versions of Photoshop, I still have nothing.
And what's even more ironic is those people who got a hacked version of the apps and didn't have to go through any of this. Soooo... what's the incentive to purchase from you Adobe?
Here's some tips that might help:
What You Need to Know Before Installing any CS3 Applications
Troubleshooting After Effects 7.0 and After Effects CS3
- Jonas Hummelstrand
I think I know what the problem is: I didn't deactivate.
Good afternoon! I have just installed, activated, and registered CS3 Design Premium, with CS2 still installed but never used (except possibly PhotoShop CS2). I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop running Windows XP with all service packs current. My system meets all the minimum requirements for CS3. As Jonas H. noted in one of his posts, the CS3 applications are huge! The CS2 ones are, also! Is it safe and/or prudent to uninstall the CS2 applications? Please share any experience and advice. After installing CS2 a year or more ago, I retained PhotoShop 7.5 and PageMaker 7.0 because I have been afraid to uninstall them. Too many Adobe applications! Please help, or redirect me to someone who can. Thank you so much!!
If you don't need the CS2 apps, just uninstall them! Also, you can significantly lower the disk usage of Production Premium CS3 by running the installer and uninstall stuff like Soundbooth scores and Encore's libraries.
- Jonas Hummelstrand
Ok. I have same probs installing CS3 on OS 10.4 - basically java script error on booting up the setup.
BUT>> i DIDN'T deactivate (read this too late)
And I did drag one or two things into the trash (though then went through properly all the uninstall stuff properly.)
I now have NOTHING relating to adobe on my system.
but same problem...is there no forgiveness for one's sins??
I know it's a pain, but couldn't you reinstall the version that you didn't deactivate, then deactivate it and uninstall it?
Also, make sure you follow the procedures detailed at:
- Jonas Hummelstrand
I had such trouble installing Adobe. I finally brought my computer in to Apple to have a tech look at it, and he offered a simple solution that remedied this bug: use your installation disks to reinstall your system. Believe me, I tried everything. This was the only thing that worked. Don't waste your time doing anything else, just reinstall. It'll save you mega time. The solution is so simple, it seems almost as if Adobe didn't even try. Thanks for the support, Adobe.
I'm going through this same thing right now...isn't it RIDICULOUS what these software companies put us through? Makes you REALLY want to find ANY other vendor. Who the do they think they are kidding...any 1/2 baked hacker is through the copy protection scheme in a HEARTBEAT. The only JERKS are us honest FOOLS who pay full price for the product.
I did a CLEAN INSTALL of CS3 (no prior betas, NOTHING)...EVERY SINGLE TIME that Flash Lite wants to update itself I get that idiot message that it's not installed, etc., etc., etc. (See a gazillion other posts about this VERY SAME ISSUE!!!)
No point in running the uninstall...then I have to deactivate...all that silly FOOLISHNESS.
SOLUTION: Turn off the GD automatic update!!!
I agree. Adobe has become such a problematic software that I refuse to buy from them ever again. Adobe needs to know that releasing a software that has so many bugs is unacceptable. I don't know if my pledge to never again do business with them again will make a difference, but at least it will save me my sanity, and paycheck.
To all those who still are devout to Adobe, I say only this: Big companies will only take its consumer's opinions seriously if change is forced upon them. Not much progress can be made by an individual, but as a group our voice is much more likely to be heard.
Thank God for Mac Geniuses.
Klicka start tillbehör
högar klicka Kommandotolken
klicka kör som administratör
i promten skriv
regsvr32 jscript.dll (vär säker på at skriva blanksteg mellan de två ord)
Click Start, Accessories,
Right click Command Prompt.
Click Run as Administrator.
At the prompt type,
regsvr32 jscript.dll (be sure to type the space between the two strings.)
Do I need to completely uninstall previous versions of any CS2 (Bridge, or even After Effects 7 Pro) before installing After Effects CS3?
No they install in different folders
Adobe After Effects 7.0
Adobe Audition 2.0
Adobe Bridge CS3
Adobe Device Central CS3
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
Adobe Extension Manager
Adobe Help Center
Adobe Help Viewer
Adobe Illustrator CS2
Adobe Illustrator CS3
Adobe InDesign CS2
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Do I need to uninstall CS before installing CS3?
Nope.. Nothing is overwritten. You just end up with both versions on your machine. I have AE 7, CS, CS2, and CS3 on the same machine.
The only time you need to clean out your system before installing CS3 is if you have had ANY Public Beta versions of the CS3 installed.
I assume there is no reason for me to have both versions on the computer.
My son, who works for Adobe, incidentally, and could not answer my question and
suggested I just drag the old version to the trash....am just attempting to have the
most available memory as possible on my iBook.....I did look at the installation
disks for CS and there is no uninstall or disengage program.....s
I installed photoshop cs3 and it was fine but when i tryed to install illustrator cs3 this error is showing
( critical errors were found in setup incompatible payloads already installed please see the setup log file for details ).... Please any help.