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One problem appears to be that your T901 does not meet the minimum specification for Premiere CS5 - according to the Fujitsu specification sheet, its screen resolution is too low at 1280 x 800 - the minimum required is 1280 x 900.
Wow. Thanks for hunting down these specs. Is it possible that this would stop Premiere from even opening? I'm not getting any hassles opening Aftereffects. But maybe the requirements aren't quite so brutal. Could someone from Adobe please confirm or quash Alan's answer?
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When you get it working you may then face another problem, depending on your type of media you may need to add a second disk drive (I am assuming there is only one right now). Fortunately, it looks like a second drive can be added in the modular bay or externally via the Express Card slot. Have you also tried Adobe support as they offer free installation support.
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If you are within your 30 day window you can return it to get your money back
For Laptop Video Editing PChttp://www.sagernotebook.com/
-or another brand laptop with the following features
-the newer sandy bridge 2720 or 2820 quad processor
-and nvidia graphics preferably the 460m, 485m is a bit much
-1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
-and 8 or 16 gig ram and Win7 64bit Pro
-and 2 internal 7200 HDDs minimum
Thanks for the array of answers. It's looking increasingly as though Premiere Pro CS5.5 simply will not even CONSIDER working on my system! Thanks to everyone for the links.
The 'Overview of Systems Requirements' video was particularly useful, as it showed the difference in requirements between After Effects CS5.5 and Premiere Pro CS5.5. I'm guessing that the 900 pixel minimum vertical resolution is the least of the issues.
As it happens, my computer is a production machine for a very different activity -- live Visual Facilitation. I make pictures of the things people are talking about live, projected on a big screen instead of PowerPoint. So it HAD to be a tablet pc. And tablet pcs are certainly not the highest specced beasts on earth. They're mid-range at best. So I bought the very highest specced tablet pc I could find.
My need for Premiere Pro CS5.5 is cos I make animated summaries using my visual facilitation drawings. And I've used Premiere Pro CS3 for ages. And it worked perfectly on a very underpowered machine. So I just assumed 5.5 would have no problems. It's probably several orders of magnitude more complex than CS3. So no surprises, in retrospect.
Here's my next question, then: Given the spec of my machine (as outlined in my original query), what version of Premiere Pro SHOULD I be using? And can it be downloaded and installed under the same license as the Production Suite? (I only bought the production suite cos I figured it would be a single basket solution. If I'd known that Premiere Pro wouldn't run on this machine, I'd probably have gone for Photoshop CS5 as a standalone.
Thanks again for your generosity in trying to help me. And in your kindness in breaking the bad news.
If you have Production Premium CS5.5, then you should have also received Premiere Pro CS4. It's included for folks that don't have a 64-bit operating system, but you may be able to use it for your purpose.
There are details about installing the CS4 version here:
I don't know whether Premiere Pro CS4 will fail to install and run on your system, but it is worth a shot, I suppose.
Oh wow! Thanks Todd! I didn't even think to look. Will do that first thing tomorrow morning.
(I must say, the help desk agent handled my case COMPLETELY wrong. He sent me a generic 'follow all of these steps' email, which had nothing at all to do with the issues. What he SHOULD HAVE done is said, 'What is your screen resolution?', followed swiftly by, 'Have you tried installing Premiere Pro CS4 which is included in the Production Suite cd?' Instead, my frustration levels rose, and his response was really useless. And it began to feel like I was being ripped off by Adobe. Anyway. For me, it doesn't entirely matter WHICH version of Premiere Pro I'm running, as long as I can do some low to mid level video editing on my machine. Thank you to everyone who stepped in and solved this for me.)
If you post the case number for your interaction with Adobe Technical Support, I can follow up and make sure that the person who you talked to gets better information.
Thanks Todd. Here's the case number: 0182502838.
You've been awesome. I appreciate your help.
I'm busy re-extracting the installation file to try and install Prem Pro CS4. (Do I need to somehow uninstall Prem Pro CS5.5?)
> (Do I need to somehow uninstall Prem Pro CS5.5?)
You should be able to run Premiere CS4 on your machine - I used to run it on a far weaker 2005 Sony laptop -1.8 Core 2 duo, 2 GB RAM etc. Make sure that you apply all the available updates!