I installed CS5 on a small ex hard drive
All the explanation you need. It's stupid, really (no offense). Adobe never has supported this, as some components require to be installed on the system drive, anyway. There is no way to make them "portable". It's an urban legend purported by illegally available cracked versions. So in short: You will have to install the apps correctly on bothe systems and that extends to any version. Tips on cleanup and preparation can be found here and here.
The reason WHY i had to install it on a external drive, was because it wouldn't install in any way on my local computer
the CS4 setup would go untill system profile check & then crash saying: go to customer support
CS5 would start the install & then crash saying something about exit code 7 & show a report of 50+ warnings & 50+ fails
You see, there's no way for me to install it, except on a different drive.
Oh and btw, I tried all those clean up stuff, many many times, makes no difference at all =/
Then by all means, please provide more info about your system (disk layout, other software, security settings) and the latest install logs along with a description of what you have specifically tried so far.
Ehmmm, what can I say?
As I said, i'm running windows 7 64-bit home edit on an acer laptop
CPU intel core i3 330m
Intel graphics media accelerator HD 1754 DVMT
4 GB mem
About the install logs ...
First I had CS4 installed, worked perfectly.
Checked out the trial of CS5 which worked fine.
Since i didnt want to buy CS5, i removed it & reinstalled CS4. CS4 was giving problems with my license key (asking all over again)
So i tried to browse the web a bit, and then found windows install clean up or something. I was said to use it along with a guide to propperly remove CS4
and since then, everything got messed up. Now the CS4 installer won't run further than the first screen & CS5 runs till the install part but then crashes with the message exit code 7 & showing loads of errors.
So I tried installing CS5 on an external drive, which you know and I opened CS5 with my laptop linked on that drive.
Giving the message: quicktime is not installed, some thing will not work propperly.
And I checked it three times, I have quicktime 184.108.40.206 installed
I don't know what else I can share
Are there any other adobe tools on the system? Adobe Reader? Standalone installs of older versions? Did you at any point run the Clean Scripts? Did you delete the caps.db and cache.db files for the install/ licensing systems? I'm still not getting any closer to figuring out what might actually be wrong....