Conceal of disapproval

Upon putting the new Windows 7 box into service, I announced that several pieces of software from the XP days would not run, including Adobe Photoshop Elements — “though this is my fault: I can’t find the original installation DVD.”

It’s no longer my fault. I finally found the original installation DVD; but it won’t install on a W7 box. (This is Home Premium, not the Professional version, so I don’t have the option of running it in a virtual XP machine.) Thanks, Adobe.


  1. trumwill »

    25 June 2014 · 9:43 pm

    For a brief period, Adobe had downloads and keys for CS2 and its constituent programs (including Elements) for Win7 that had everything working. Enough people said “Woohoo, free Creative Suite!” that they took it down.

  2. CGHill »

    25 June 2014 · 10:55 pm

    Yeah, I saw that. At the time, I was still happily running XP and not even thinking about that sort of thing. (In fact, I have, somewhere in the Big Drawer O’ Crap, an install disk for PhotoDeluxe, predecessor to Elements, which was officially killed around 2002.)

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