1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 1, 2011 4:52 PM by John T Smith

    Pre Install CS5 Questions

    Bases Loaded

      Just about to install CS5 in this new system with win-7  and was wondering if I should hold off on installing Flash Player 10x / will that get installed during the  CS5 insatll ?


      I was also reading about the Java script issues with win-7 64 bit / any comments on this topic?



      Anyone have any feedback with running Nero-10 in win-7 64bit and CS5?

      I see Nero Rom runs in 32 bit compatability mode.


      Don't know if I dare install CS5 on April Fools Day  :-)


      Any other tips or cautions I may have overlooked, just throw them this way.


      Thanks Again / we'll get there



        • 1. Re: Pre Install CS5 Questions
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I can't answer about Flash, but you should buy software to make a full backup of your hard drive to an external USB hard drive... so making step-by-step backups during a new install or major program addition makes it easy to go back a step if something doesn't work

          This backup and then restore is, of course, only to the same computer with a new drive (or the same drive as long as you don't mind writing over everything) since doing a restore to a new computer won't work due to Windows and many programs having activation information that is keyed to your hardware (which is why Windows will force you to RE-Activate if you change very much hardware)
          The product I use is at http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-linux.htm
          Image runs off of a bootable CD via Linux (the Zip you download includes a program to make the bootable CD) and it reads EVERYTHING on the drive, even the hidden registration information, so everything is restored when needed... and you may restore the image to a brand new drive in case of a crash, and not have to re-install anything
          Please note that I own no part of Image, and I don't get a referral fee (that is just a plain web link) but I use the program and it has saved me a LOT of trouble when I had a hard drive die... and I was able to restore everything and not have to re-install or re-activate a single program, from Windows on up
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