Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit) SP2, 4Gb RAM
Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio Premium
I've previously installed Premiere Pro 2.0 (part of the above suite) and have been using it successfully for some time. Now I need to install After Effects 7.0 (also part of the suite) but I'm encountering some difficulties.
The main installer for the suite as a whole located in:
[CD Drive]:\Adobe Production Studio\Setup.exe
hangs with a typical Vista "Suite Installer stopped working" message. I've tried running it in compatibility mode and copying the files to my local HDD, neither of which worked. I have full administrator rights on my machine.
Upon trying to install After Effects by itself:
[CD Drive]:\Adobe Production Studio\Adobe After Effects 7.0\Setup.exe
I consistently end up getting "After Effects Render Engine" instead, which isn't what I require. I need the full-blown After Effects application, not the Render Engine.
A quick search of the Knowledge Base turned up an article that outlined my exact problem and its resolution, but unfortunately this article is for the Mac version of the software:
There is no Windows version of this article (that I've been able to find.)
On the Windows version, as soon as I launch the After Effects setup application and select my language I get a series of prompts headed "Adobe After Effects Render Engine - Setup" which take me through the installation process. There is no option to customize anything except the installation folder.
Does anyone know how I can force the installer to install full-blown "After Effects", rather than the "After Effects Render Engine"? Is there a command-line switch or something I can append to the setup.exe command?
If you need any more information about my setup, I'll be glad to supply it.
Hope you can help.
Thanks in advance.
You need to uninstal lthe whole suite, then re-install everything as needed. There is no selective install in these older versions. The installer can't handle it. The render engine is merely installable under the assumption that it may be used on any number of render nodes that do not require specific features that depend on providing a serial.
Thanks, Mylenium. Just uninstalled and re-installed and all appears to be OK (including full-blown After Effects!)