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Old 01-06-2006, 04:53 PM   #1
Robin Springall
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Default Lucky I didn't do it at night

I installed Adobe CS2 today on our new PC - the CS2 upgrade from Photoshop. Luckily I did it during office hours, because e no go way well.

First of all, it wanted to see that I really had Photoshop 6. OK, I have it, but not on this hard disk 'coz I'm replaced our main graphics PC. So I insert the old PS6 CD as requested, but CS2 didn't recognize it - oops.

Because it's a kosher installation, I decide to phone Adobe. "Oh, that always happens", he said. "You double-right-click over the Adobe leaf, and give me the number that pops up." Turns out it's a unique number made up of part of the hard drive's serial number plus something secret in the registry. Anyway, you give him said number plus the new CS2 s/n, plus the s/n of your previous version of PS, plus your inside leg measurement, and he gives you a Special Magic Code. Bung it in, and Robert really is your father's brother.

After the installation you reboot, then open each program in the suite and set it up. Then Acrobat 7 says the PC's configuration has changed and you have reactivate it. Only it won't have any of it, will it, the sod? So back on the phone to Adobe, trying to convince them that I'm really not cloning hard disks and distributing them all round the studio, and please will he reactivate my Acrobat before I start getting really fed up? He does so, ever so slightly reluctantly, especially when I point out that some time I'll want to install the whole lot onto my PC at home as well. It took about four hours in all. This whole PC has been a bit of a nightmare - I started this in October!

Sorry about the moan - off now to play with my lovely new iPod nano...
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