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Installing Adobe Photoshop CS2 On 64Bit Windows | Adobe CS2 Also Supports 64Bit Windows

This article will guide you how to install all adobe products on any version of 64Bit Windows. Originally, this article was written to Windows 7 64Bit. However this fix applies to all version of 64Bit Windows.

I spent an hour and fifteen minutes waiting on hold for a Adobe technician for help only to be advised that CS2 is no longer supported by Adobe.  Don't waste your time trying to get help from Adobe or getting upset with them for not being helpful (what's the point, they're holding all the cards and want you to drop another bundle for their latest release).

If you have been using Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Windows XP, and when you upgrade to Windows 7 64 Bit, you will get into trouble installing and running Adove Photoshop CS2. Not just for Photoshop, for all products of CS2.
Tip: Ok, here we go, before you try to install any software on Windows 7, make sure you running the application as administrator by right-clicking the installer icon and selecting "run as administrator". For the record you can also set to Windows XP SP3 in compatibility settings on the Installer.
If you have installed any product of Adobe CS2, you must uninstall CS2 completely (not just Photoshop) and specify that the preferences are to be removed as well. When you re-install, the installer will give the default install location as something like "C:/Program File (x86)/Adobe" but, when you click "OK" install will respond that the location is not valid. 
DO NOT RESPECIFY AS  "C:/Program File/Adobe", that's the location for 64-bit apps and CS2 is 32-bit and needs to be in the (x86) folder to work properly.  

Replace "C:/Program File (x86)/Adobe" with "C:/Progra~2/Adobe".

The installer may not "light" the OK button.  If so, click the browse button then the cancel button and "OK" should activate. 

That's it, CS2 will install. 

If, after the install completes, you get the message that the app may not have installed properly, you probably did something wrong (i.e., when it's in the 32-bit program folder you won't get this message).

Remember, this fix ONLY APPLIES TO Windows 64-BIT OSs. There are other causes for the message "Your adobe Photoshop user name, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid. The application cannot continue and must now exit.".

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February 13, 2014 at 9:23 AM delete

Is this solution going to let CS2 to use 2 or more RAM since it is now running in a 64bit system?

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February 13, 2014 at 9:27 AM delete

Or rather make CS2 faster? This is a continuation from my last post. Sorry.

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