You've told us nothing about your computer, so I'm going to take a wild guess and say that your computer doesn't meet the requirements for Premiere Pro CS5.5---probably because it's not a 64-bit system.
I'm running a Macbook Pro i7 2.66Ghz 2010 model (6.2) with 8GB of RAM and ~18GB of space remaining.
A few possibilities looking over the list:
- These models come with NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M video card, which I see is not in your supported GPU-accelerated list. Is GPU acceleration a hard requirement?
- I'm running off of a OCZ Vertex 3 solid-state drive. The requirements state a 7200RPM drive. While my drive more than meets that limit, I'm wondering if it's being detected incorrectly.
- I have swapped out my DVD drive for a second hard drive. It would not seem a necessary system requirement to have a DVD drive for the Premiere Pro functionality, but if this is a hard requirement then this may be the problem.
I can't do much about the first, but if it's either of the latter two I might. It'd be nice if the installer could tell me this directly.
Unfortunately "~ 18GB" of HDD space is likely not going to be anywhere near enough room.
Even if you get PrPro to install, chances are good that with even a simple Project, the Scratch Disks will overflow the HDD, causing a shut down, or even possibly corruption of the HDD. Can you clean off about 50 - 60 GB of space?
The installation indicates that 1.5GB is necessary for installation, so I don't think this is the reason I'm seeing the error that I am. I've cleared up to 30GB on that drive and it is still not allowing me to install. I intend to use the second drive as my scratch disk, and that one has close to 500GB free.
Requirements are 10 GB free, but more during installation. And that is only for PR as a stand-alone application, not a suite.
Interesting that suddenly we're seeing several folk trying to install with extermely limited HDD space. There are also two in the PrE forum.
With HDD costs being so very low, I just do not understand this desire, especially as HDD performance is degraded, as the disk's capacity is neared, with the possibility for failure looming.
Video editng requires HDD real estate. There is no way around that, other than to provide the necessary space.
For what I am doing, a 500GB scratch disk is more than sufficient.
I'd like to install the trial to test out whether my Macbook Pro is a viable video workstation, but instead I'm getting this unhelpful error from the installer and I'm not sure what's causing it. It should not be related to disk space, as I've cleared 48GB free and the installer still reports 'Required components are disabled'.