need help - can't install CS2 on my new laptop

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by friesian, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. friesian

    friesian Guest

    I can't figure out the problem. I installed CS2 on my old laptop just

    I have the store bought CD for version 5.5 and a CD with the
    downloaded upgrade for CS2. Yes, it is legally purchased by me. I
    installed winzip, but it keeps giving me an error. First, it can't
    unzip to the Photoshop Tryout folder. I made a folder for it, so now
    it gives me this error:

    Can't create output file: C:\Program FIles\Adobe\Photopshop
    CS2\Photoshop CS2\Adobe DNG COnverter\Adobe DNG.Converter.exe

    I need to get this installed. I bought the new laptop to take to
    events so that I can process my photos faster. The laptop arrived
    Tuesday, and I was asked at the last minute to do a show this weekend.
    I really hate the idea of taking the slow clunker just because I can't
    get CS2 on this laptop.

    Is there another program for unzipping this program that would work
    friesian, Jun 14, 2008
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  2. friesian

    friesian Guest

    I tried copying the whole CS2 folder from my old computer, and CS2
    starts to open, then closes because I haven't entered the serial
    number. Any ideas of how I can get it to let me do that?
    friesian, Jun 14, 2008
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  3. friesian

    Colin_D Guest

    Your problem is Vista on your new machine.

    The only answer is to upgrade to CS3 or install XP SP2.

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Jun 14, 2008
  4. friesian

    John Guest

    You had CS2 on your old machine, but not this setup. You cannot upgrade
    from version 5.5 to CS2.

    This 'upgrade' for CS2 is Zipped? Not by Adobe, it ain't.

    It seems that what you bought is questionable.
    John, Jun 14, 2008
  5. friesian

    Boskey Guest

    You say you have a downloaded version of cs2 on disc, then copy the disc
    contents to a temp file on your hard drive, then try to install from this
    location. Btw, if you are running Vista on your new machine, cs2 may not be
    what you want. I just looked at downloading a trial version of cs3 and
    found Adobe has suspended the trial downloads. Perhaps a new Photoshop will
    be out soon.
    Boskey, Jun 14, 2008
  6. friesian

    friesian Guest

    You are incorrect. I bought the upgrade CS2 from Adobe's website 2
    years ago. It did in fact upgrade my 5.5 version to CS2. It was the
    oldest version able to upgrade to CS2 when I did it.

    And it does require it to be unzipped each time. I did finally get
    winzip to work, and it installed fine after that. I did have to
    deactivate it from my old laptop as it hit number 3 (my old laptop, my
    old desktop that died, and my current desktop). Once I deactivated it
    from the old laptop, it activated on the new laptop. And it runs
    friesian, Jun 27, 2008
  7. friesian

    friesian Guest

    Thanks, but it does work fine on Vista. It just took a lot of work to
    find the right thing to change to get winzip to work. I had to change
    the name of the file and something else. I'm not actually sure which
    change did it, but it finally worked.
    friesian, Jun 27, 2008
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