Can't install photoshop CS3

I need to use an older version of Photoshop. Adobe said it was my mac.
I'm on 10.6.8 and can't install photoshop CS3. I've uninstalled and when I try to install, I get: please insert CS4. Doesn't sound right to me.
I called Adobe and they wanted $69 to fix the problem. They looked at my crash reports and said it was my mac. I was afraid to let them touch my mac so I didn't go for it. He said I will have problems with other Adobe installations if I don't hire them to fix my mac.
Can anyone read crash reports and help me out? I'm not sure which to include, mac or adobe.

Roaku wrote:
I've tried that.
It works so so on another computer, but when I want to copy the files there is a pop-up saying that such an action cannot be done.
I still cannot install it even on that computer.
Is there another way? Or am I forced to buy CS3 all over again.
Using Windows Explorer I have copied a CD's files and directories to a directory on my hard drive to install from there... I have NEVER seen a pop-up saying I could not copy the CD's files and directories

Similar Messages

  • Can't install Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP SP3

    Hello, I recently have reformated my machine and installed XP SP3
    sadly now, I can't install Photoshop CS3, when I double-click on Setup.exe, it show me a small bar/dialog which tells me it's extracting files, but after that, NOTHING HAPPENS
    I left it for an hour, and again, nothing happens. I checked my Task Manager and I found that Setup.exe and Msiexec.exe are running but with completely 0% of system resource.
    I tried everything possible, nothing worked for me, I really need Photoshop CS3 for my work.
    thanks advance

    I hear ya. that's on an existing system with an upgrade. i've solved (well, resolved) a remote desktop problem with a rollback to sp2.
    but on the clean xp pro sp3 system (1st app install after anti-virus and firewall), the cs3 install took about 10 minutes. very fast very smooth.

  • Can't Install Photoshop CS3 Trial

    I began the setup process for photoshop cs3, and while installing it crashed. I tried to run the program, and it wouldnt load. I attempted to uninstall it through Add/Remove programs, and it would not work. I tried re-installing the program, but the setup program will not run. Nothing about this program will run/work correctly for me. If you have any ideas as to how I can uninstall/repair/re-install photoshop CS3, please let me know.
    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Use the CS3Clean Script:

  • Can't install Photoshop (CS3) via Remote Disc

    I was successfully able to install iWork '08 last night via Remote Disc, but I've tried twice to install Photoshop and both times it failed. I was able to get on Acrobat Professional and some of the Shared Components, but after anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours it gives me a message saying that installation of Photoshop failed.
    Anyone else had a similar problem?

    Don't know about Windows issues since I was installing from my MBP. I can only imagine it's worse.
    I was successful in dragging the entire Photoshop folder over from the MBP last night, but when I opened it it said that pieces were missing. That's the trouble with CS3; it's all so intertwined that it seems like you really need the installer to help you get just the bits you need.
    I'm trying to embrace Steve's disc-less vision here, but I'm not sure if we're there yet. I don't want to break down and by the Superdrive, but it sounds like a lot of people got one (probably in anticipation of this kind of headache).

  • Can't install Photoshop CS3 Trial on Windows

    Hey, I downloaded the trial version of CS3 the other day, wanting to try it out and see what it's like, I got to the end of the installation and it says
    "A problem was encountered while trying to load the trial period for Adobe Photoshop CS3.
    Click Quit to see if restarting your computer or reinstalling the software fixes this problem. Otherwise, click Continue to display a screen where you can enter a valid serial number to begin using the product without trial."
    I'd rather not buy the software just yet, just want to try it out. I know CS3 is a little out-dated but due to pc requirements, I'm not able to run CS4 on my laptop, also I'm used to using CS3 as I used to use it on an old computer but for some reason it won't work on my laptop.
    I've tried reinstalling it, I've also tried to restart my laptop and the program and none of these got it to work.
    Is there anything else that can be done?

    Use the CS3Clean Script:

  • Can't install Photoshop CS3 10

    I download Adobe Photoshop CS3 10 and did what the installing file said I double clicked the setup.exe, after it loaded the files it needed in the ZIP file, the initializing box popped up with the loading bar, after its done loading the box diappears, but nothing after that. How do I get it to install? I have Windows VISTA and also ran the setup.exe as an administrator and still the same thing happens.

    Make sure you have sufficient disk space and proper priviliges for your Temp folders (Users/Scott/AppData/Roaming or so...). also turn off DEP for the installer package, if for some reason Vista has "protected" you because the package was downloaded.

  • Can't install Photoshop CS3 on Mountain Lion 10.7.4

    I have uninstalled PS CS3 on one computer and tried to install it on a new computer with the same version of OS. Get the error message: Required resources are missing. I have an current version of java.

    Dee, do you have Lion(10.7) or Mountain Lion(10.8)?
    CS3 is not compatible with Lion or Mountain lion. IT may work in some cases but you might face issues as well.
    So, my advice isto upgrade to CS6 which is very well supported with both Lion and Mountain Lion.

  • Installing Photoshop CS3 on Windows 8

    How can i install Photoshop CS3 on Windows 8 - install does not complete - error message "Installer Database corrupt".  The Abobe help chat system is unable to help.
    Rebooting my computer and re-downloading the software from the Adobe website for another clean install made no difference.
    Is this a compatability problem and if so how can I fix it?

         Something else to try:

  • Getting a "Setup Error" when I try to re-install Photoshop CS3

    I've had a nightmare week.  My iMac crapped out and I lost the harddrive.  Now I'm slogging through the process of re-installing all my software.
    Per the instructions of the Adobe Customer Service, I went into "My Adobe" > "My Orders" and downloaded the Photoshop CS3 I purchased in Sept. 2007.  (I know it's old but it serves the purpose I need).
    But when I double click the "Setup" application, I get the following message:
    Setup Error
    Setup has encountered an error and cannot continue. Contact Adobe Customer Support for assistance.
    When I contacted Customer Support, they told me they could not help me because they do not offer support for old versions of CS and to post a question here, so that's what I'm doing.
    Does anyone know what the "Setup Error" is and how I can re-install Photoshop CS3?

    Is IE your default browser?
    The address in that error is somewhat peculiar, in that it points to a process running on your computer ( is a loopback address that points to your own system).
    I suggest that after downloading and saving the Flash installer to a folder, you completely exit Firefox, and do the installation with Firefox closed in case having Firefox open is interfering in some manner.
    Of course, make sure you get the official installer from Adobe, and '''uncheck the box for any tag-along software that you do not want''':

  • Cannot install photoshop CS3!!

    Hello there. I currently have Windows vista installed on a laptop. I recently tried to install Photoshop Extended. However, when it get's to "initializing Adobe Photoshop" It just stops...nothing pops up. I had it installed on my computer before then I had to restore my computer using recovery cds. I was able to install Adobe After Efects but can't install photoshop CS3. It has an entry in my add/remove program in control panel but when I click uninstall nothing happens.

    yeah, i had the same problem as you too, but i got it fixed =]
    I think this happens because we uninstalled photoshop incorrectly
    heres how i did it, its kinda risky though...
    go to your start and click on run and type in "regedit"
    then from the beginning of your registry (by this i mean go all the way top of your registry and click on your My Computer) hold ctrl+f and search for "photoshop"
    delete (the folder) everything that is related to adobe products (careful though, some registry are not related to adobe...)
    just press F3 to search next...
    you might want to try other search terms, i used "cs3" and "adobe" but the bad thing about this is a lot of other adobe products show up
    hope this helps...
    oh yeah.. i am on windows xp, but i think on vista should be the same...

  • Cannot install Photoshop CS3 - Installer just dissappeared

    I have an issue installing Photoshop CS3 as follow:
    I have removed all Photoshop CS3 Beta manually (Use control panel, deleted files and registries) as instructed in this web and get rid of all thing involved Adobe out of my computer.
    When I clicked Setup.exe, a setup windows with progressive bar (See in ) appeared shortly and then disappear!
    Then nothing is happenned further. No error message. It just disappeared. I wait for an hour but nothing happened.
    I tried to run Windows in clean mode (msconfig -> disable unneccessary services) and also disable Antivirus and Firewall etc. But this problem persists.
    I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium (32Bit) and have Intel Centrino Duo 2.0GHz with 1.5GB of Ram (DDR2) and 100GB HDD. Graphic shared Intel 945GM Express Chipset.

    I finally got CS3 to install last night, I decided to vanilla install XP sp2 from scratch using a ghost copy.
    I then ran the installer from the same physical disk but diffrent partition and I got 2 errors, CS3 and shared components failed to install. I was just about to throw the towel in, having cleanned my pc back to nothing but base XP sp2 install and then I thought why not put the whole 460mb package on the root or C:.
    I ran the installer and uncompressed the file, which created the installer and executed. The options screen popup (at last!!) and I chose the default install location and few minutes later, CS3 was installed and running.
    I then spent the next couple of hours updating XP with 80+ security patches, IE7 and all my other applications.
    This may seem a bit drastic, but I can only conclude that this problem had nothing to do with CS3beta but rather a conflict with one or some XP security updates / patches.
    Also, there must be something inherently wrong with the CS3 installer scripts, perhaps absolute rather dynamic file addressing as it just would not work if I put the installer on a different drive.
    I've burnt nigh on 20 hours on this upgrade and finally have it running.
    Focusing on the positives, my pc is running a lot quicker and has less bloatware than before, however getting a PC to be stable takes a lot of time and effort, which I now have to contend with. In fact, IE 7 is already crashing more than it did previsouly!
    Looking on the bright side, I finally have access to my CS3beta PSDs with LR working in harmony.
    I do hope others can solve the problem in a less drastic manner. For me, I felt it better to work from a know XP build to isolate the many variables.

  • Trouble installing Photoshop CS3

    I've just recently had a clean install on my Apple iMac. I'm now re-installing all the software that I need. I'm having a problem installing Photoshop CS3. I have the folder, the serial number, and its on the list of products registered with Adobe. How do I install?

    If your lucky, using the photoshop cs3 unistaller in the Applications>Utilites>Adobe Installers>Add or Remove Adobe Photoshop CS3
    might work for unistalling cs3.
    Then doing a fresh install from the dvd or downloader installer might work.
    If not, then you'll have to download and run the CC Cleaner Tool
    Then search around on your hard drive (check especially hard  drive>library>application support adobe, as well as Applications)
    and remove all the bits you can find, then reinstall from your original  installation media.
    Do you have any later versions of photoshop like cs4 already installed?

  • Difficulties installing photoshop cs3

    Ok here is basically what is going on my friend gave me cs3 on disk which he said had the serial number on it and whatever else basically i installed the program and after trying to get it to work with the serial number that came with the disk i then had no luck so i dragged each component to the trash i then tried to download cs3 from adobe's website just the trial version after it downloaded the installation tells me that it wont install because i still have cs3 on my system but where the **** is it and how do i get rid of it if i already dragged all the cs3 programs i had on my applications folder to my trash which i thought was the normal way of removing programs on a mac and apparently it isnt anyway im working on a new macbook pro and if anyone can help out before i end up heading to the genius bar it would be helpful .

    nette wrote:
    Wondered if anyone else experienced problems installing Photoshop CS3 on Windows 7?
    It works, but there are known problems with installation and use so you should consult the Adobe support forums. If you're trying to install it on a new PC, just get the latest upgrade package from Adobe. You'll get A LOT more out of the latest version than you would CS3 since CS3 doesn't support the newer technology and lacks hardware acceleration.

  • Installing Photoshop CS3 on Server 10.5.1

    I'm trying to install Photoshop CS3 on a G4 tower running Leopard Server.
    The installer crashes almost instantly-- icon bounces a few times in the dock and disappears.
    I've tried permisisons repair, safe boot, and installing from root user. i've also tried using an external DVD drive just because I was running out of ideas. I'm in the process of creating a disk image of the install DVD to see if I can install from that with better luck.
    As my license allows, I've installed CS3 on a secondary machine (laptop), and have had no problems. I also had CS3 on the computer before installing Server (read: the install DVD is fine).
    Any ideas? thanks in advance.

    The system is at a commercial photo studio-- and the server is new. The machine used to be a secondary retouching machine, but it wasn't used much. However, there still is the occasional need for a second retouching machine, so I wanted to install photoshop on the server for the rare time when it might still be needed as a workstation.

  • Was able to download and install Premier but can't install Photoshop Elements - getting multiple error messages (pirated software, etc).  Any ideas?

    Was able to download and install Premier but can't install Photoshop Elements - getting multiple error messages (pirated software, etc).  Any ideas?

    download from or
    Downloadable installation files available:
    Suites and Programs:  CC 2014 | CC | CS6 | CS5.5 | CS5 | CS4, CS4 Web Standard | CS3
    Acrobat:  XI, X | 9,8 | 9 standard
    Premiere Elements:  13 |12 | 11, 10 | 9, 8, 7
    Photoshop Elements:  13 |12 | 11, 10 | 9,8,7
    Lightroom:  5.7.1| 5 | 4 | 3 | 2.7(win),2.7(mac)
    Captivate:  8 | 7 | 6 | 5
    Contribute:  CS5 | CS4, CS3
    Download and installation help for Adobe links
    Download and installation help for Prodesigntools links are listed on most linked pages.  They are critical; especially steps 1, 2 and 3.  If you click a link that does not have those steps listed, open a second window using the Lightroom 3 link to see those 'Important Instructions'.
    window using the Lightroom 3 link to see those 'Important Instructions'.

Maybe you are looking for

  • Db server doesn't start. Error message: ORA-00020: maximum number of proces

    After I changed the parameter from archive log mode. My db server is having problems. I can't log in as sys using sqlplus. when I log in through sqlplus /nolog, and tried to shut down, here is the error message: $ sqlplus /nolog SQL*Plus: Release 10.

  • This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with

    Hi All, I have IDOC to XML file scenario. In SXMB_MONI, it showed the message processed successfully (checkered flag). I open the payload in the target, I'm able to see the XML format without error. then I checked in RWB the overall status is success

  • Recursive ctags under solaris 10

    Hi, i am new to solaris development. Under linux for recursive ctags we use " ctags -r .". What will be the equivalent recursive ctags under solaris 10 ? With thanks in advance, Barun Parichha

  • Finding Shapes in image

    Finding Shapes in image Hi, I have to determine the location and size of a black rectangle (stroke 1-2 millimeter, black) in a tiff-image. My current approach is: 1) Start detection in defined loacation (to limit detect-area) 2) Start detection in sa

  • Need help with deciding on witch phone to get

    Need some help with figuring out what phone to get? I' am set on getting the DroidX and my wife wants the Droid 2. So here is my question? The Droid 2 is showing it can expand out to 40Gig has a drop down keyboard ect but what I don't see is that it