Photoshop Elements 2.0 Installation Problem

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Arla_Fontaine
Apr 13, 2004
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When I try to install Photoshop Elements 2.0 on
my computer, running Windows XP, it won’t install
from autorun or any other way.

I have tried deleting trial Adobe products,
cleaning my registry, turning off all running
programs and yelling! Nothing works.

Can someone please help? Please email me at

Thanks so much.

A

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Dick_Smith
Apr 13, 2004
A

Some folks have reported that copying the contents of the CD to a folder on your desktop and installing from there has worked when the install from the CD didn’t.

Dick
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Arla_Fontaine
Apr 13, 2004
Thanks, Dick …

For your suggestion, but that didn’t work either.
Any other ideas?

Thanks.

A
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Grant_Dixon
Apr 13, 2004
Arla

Well if the yelling didn’t solve the problem well I am not sure what will 😉 Seriously, one of the biggest stumbling block in installing Elements seems to be the presence of a Virus protection program. I believe that while it can happen with most Norton’s is the huge culprit. Turn of you virus program and then install, of course once it is install it will live very well with your virus protection.

Grant
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Arla_Fontaine
Apr 13, 2004
Thanks you Dick & Grant …

I really appreciate your input. You know
what? I figured it out! Aha! My brain
does kick in occasionally!

What I did was run MSCONFIG and click
"Selective Startup" in General. Then
I checked in the program startups and
unchecked anything that wasn’t pertinent
to a proper start up.

So, apparently, not only was Norton
interfering, but some other running
programs were interfering also.

It worked! Yippee!

Thanks so much.

Arla
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Pete_D
Apr 13, 2004
Arla,

You sound like you know what you are doing but I thought I would mention for people doing this to NOT disable (un-check) the automatic updates of their antivirus from the start menu. I leave anything that says Norton or Windows checked.

Then click "don’t show this message again" when windows restarts so those programs un-checked remain off the start menu.

Seems like all new software wants to place itself on that start menu and it is not necessary except for those mentioned above, so this process should be done after any new install.

Pete
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Pete_D
Apr 13, 2004

P.S.

But when installing, DO disable antivirus program by right clicking tray icon and selecting disable.
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Arla_Fontaine
Apr 13, 2004
And, may I add …

after installation of your program is
complete, go back into MSCONFIG and
uncheck "Selective Startup". Recheck
"Normal Startup."

This worked for me!

Arla
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Grant_Dixon
Apr 13, 2004
Arla

Now that you have installed Element we can tell you the truth it is a Virus. It doesn’t infect computers but will get inside you head and sap the hours out of your life 😉

Grant
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Pete_D
Apr 13, 2004
complete, go back into MSCONFIG and
uncheck "Selective Startup". Recheck
"Normal Startup."

Arla,

Yes as Grant says this program will become part of you and your life.

But it is best to leave it set at selective startup. Every item in that start menu takes a little "juice’ from the computer so it will run faster and better on selective. And most are not necessary.
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Arla_Fontaine
Apr 13, 2004
Hey Grant & Pete ….

Yeah, I realize Elements is going to become
a major part of my life, but I’m an creative
director so what the heck!

I have other graphics/art/editing programs as
well. You know what I spend away too much
time doing? Surfing the internet looking for
new masks, textures, brushes, etcetera. Yeah,
might as well admit it. I’m a graphics junkie!
😀 (

Good idea. Think I’ll just go back and reconfigure
my startups. Most of them are unnecessary.

Thanks, guys!

Arla
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Grant_Dixon
Apr 13, 2004
Arla

Stick around this forum you will be in like company. Now that you are here why not check out what your peers are up to.

Challenge Pages: http://home.cogeco.ca/~challenge/


Grant

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