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Old 08-31-2001, 03:37 PM
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Photoshop 6 Upgrade question

When you upgraded to Photoshop 6, did you just intall it with the previous versions? Or did you uninstall the previous versions? I have 6.04 coming in the mail and I remember having trouble trying to remove 5.0 when I got 5.5. So I have both on the drive but only use 5.5. I would like to get rid of some of these previous versions but don't want to encounter problems like the last time. Also any pointers to look out for when installed or any possible problems, you may have had in the beginning with 6.0? Thanks for any advice you can give.
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Old 08-31-2001, 03:46 PM
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6.0.4? I only know of 6.0.1

Anyway, best to uninstall everything.

There is a known problem of PS breaking other Adobe apps like Illustrator, etc (it's probably been fixed by now). The fix is on Adobe's site if it happens (PS overwrites some minor support files that all the programs check during startup).

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Old 08-31-2001, 04:50 PM
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Yeah you're right, it's 6.0 not 04. Here's what I ordered as copied from PriceGrabber. I think what I did was get the version number of 6 confused with the 4.0/5.5 which I now see is meant to indicate the lowest to highest vesions you need to upgrade from.
Upgrade Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 4.0/5.5
98/WME/NT4/W2K

Anyway, I think I will take you excellent advice and uninstall all previous applications before I install the new one. Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-31-2001, 06:14 PM
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Dj, is this the full version or the upgrade? I am probably confused on this but I thought that the upgrade loaded over the previous version without uninstalling. Like I say, I am not sure as I bought the full version, uninstalled the other PS version and then loaded. One thing- I had some problems on the first install as I had the anti-virus software running and PS didnt like that very well and neither did the anti virus program.Turning it off during the install solved the problem. Also, when you load PS check that the version is 6.0.1 or higher-I think that if the version is listed as 6.0 you will have to go to the Adobe site and download a couple of "fixes". Doug could no doubt fill you in Much better than I . Good luck, Tom
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Old 08-31-2001, 06:37 PM
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Thanks Tom,
It's the upgrade version. Also, I knew about the download patch to bring it up to .01. I think that with the upgrades you are getting the whole package but you can't get them to work without your previous versions serial number. They do work on their own so that is the only thing I can think of.

I was told by Adobe support that I could run 5.5 without 5.0 but when I uninstalled 5.0 it messed up 5.5. What I probably should have done is to uninstall 5.5 and reinstall it but instead I just reinstalled 5.0 and everything was ok again. I expect 6 will be the same way so I will do as Doug suggests and clear out the other versions first.

Question, if you had Photoshop in a lower version, why did you buy the whole package instead of the upgrade. That's a big expense difference.

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Old 08-31-2001, 07:12 PM
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Dj, I had heard of some people having trouble with the upgrade from 5 to 5.5,much like what you described and decided that not knowing much about the particulars I would get the entire albeit expensive new serial number etc. version to avoid any possible headaches. As I had the funds avaliable in my toy budget I took that course. Probably could have gone the upgrade route and had no trouble at all as I have never heard of anyone having problems with the upgrade to 6.0. It's just that my luck with software is not very encouraging, so I take the course of least resistance. As I indicated in my previous post I was hazy about how the upgrade even worked and, again, having had some "adventures" with software, I took the "chickens" way out. (Deep sigh) My secret is out,I'm a chicken with multiple stomachs ---Do I have to change my avatar now? Tom
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Old 08-31-2001, 08:23 PM
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No you've become the cow and we won't recognise you otherwise. Besides he's the cutest one in the avatar list.

Acutally I only had trouble with 5.5 when I tried to get rid of 5.0. Otherwise it's been great. Don't blame you though as we seem to have troubles with software too. We went to Windows 2000 and boy what a nightmare getting things to work right with that. That's why I am trying to get as much info as I can before installing 6.0 because we've had enough troubles as it is.

Now Dave's planning to install dual processors so there is another problem coming. We did contact Adobe and found out both 5.5 and 6.0 are supposed to support dual processors. We'll see I guess.
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Old 08-31-2001, 08:59 PM
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DJ,

I upgraded from 4.1 to version 6 and when I did so I just uninstalled version 4.1 and had to use my registration number from that version to install version 6.

Hope this helps.
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I run a dual boot system on my computer win98/2k. 2k can see all the files on the system but 98 can only see its specified drives.
It a belt and braces setup so if 98 crashes I can run 2k until things are sorted, very useful when I was finishinga degree last year. I tend to use 98 with 2k as the 'net'
However to get to the point it enabled me to run P'shop 5.5 and 6.1 in parallel until I was happy with the later version. A friend installed 6 and found it installed in parallel on a conventional setup and he reported no problems, presumably he killed 5.5 later.

I might add that the dual boot setup wasn't my idea, my tame guru suggested it when 98 was considered 'unreliable' on this side of the pond. Must be that salt air during the crossing !


Regards from the UK
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Old 09-04-2001, 11:00 PM
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dj,

i hope you keep us posted every step of the way re your impressions of ps6, worth it?, learning curve etc. had you been price shopping for awhile, or just found your best price the day you decided to do it and did it?

inquiring minds want to know.

there are so few occasions for using this particular smiley, hope your learning curve will be graceful and fleet footed like him.
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