Ok-- given that things seem to be working, I figured that might be the case. HOWEVER, the primary problem I have remains. After following all the steps, what used to work has stopped working with the upgrade.
Launch Adobe Premiere CS5 and you are ready to use Mercury Hardware Acceleration. To see the proof click at the Project Settings and you’ll see this option enabled!
The option which used to be available, is now grayed out!
Anytime you upgrade you have to redo the "hack"
Right Bill, but I should have stated that I indeed did reapply the procedure which worked fine before.
I do recall getting a message during the first install (I've un/re-installed 3 times now) saying my graphic drivers needed to be upgraded. I had saved every other warning type message & log file but didn't grab that one. I did go ahead and update the Nvidia drivers in any event after everything else failed, but to no avail.
I wonder if anyone else had a similar problem in going from 5 to 5.5?
When you uninstalled and reinstalled did you run the cleanup script before you reinstalled?
>> When you uninstalled and reinstalled did you run the cleanup script before you reinstalled?
Yep, I did run the script.
When I updated the graphics driver the person I spoke to at Sager directed me to the latest NVidia driver for the 7282 and that's what I tried. As I recall, there wasn't any update specifically for my 7280. HOWEVER, I went back today and checked and there was a link to an updated driver for the 7280. It's possible it was there before and I didn't notice it but he assured me the other would be the equivalent.
In any event, I'm happy (and relieved) to report that when I downloaded & installed this last driver-- MPE is back and all's well again.
I do appreciate the input.