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Adobe Creative Suite CS2 (Photoshop, Premiere, Etc) Free

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:16 pm
by Jarod
My YouTube video got flagged and thus caused a little mayhem with my account, so i've removed the video for this, as this is really the only questionable video as far as legality.

all the below content will remain here.

Direct link: ... ?tag=adobe

Some info from ... l-download

Windows 8 Compatibility Issues: If your computer is running Windows 8 and you're having trouble installing CS2 you may want to try downloading a program called VirtualBox ( from Oracle (it's free). This software is designed to allow you to run Windows XP programs in a virtual environment on a Windows 7 machine but apparently it also works with Windows 8.

If you are having the error message, "Your Adobe Photoshop user name, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid. The application cannot continue and must now exit". During installation put c:\progra~2\adobe instead of c:\program files\adobe. This worked for me for both Vista, Windows 7 & Windows. Hope it helps you!

I've ran this since its release on windows vista and 7 both 32 and 64 bit machines without issues and did not use any compatibility modes.

Also, if you're running Windows 8 Pro (x64 version), you can use Hyper-V, the virtualization engine built native into Windows: ... erv-142889 Still need to get your hands on an XP image (if that's what you want).

Mac OSX 10.8: Tries to install and fails. Not sure about prior Mac OSX versions. (note: you need to use a MacOs that can run the powerpc emulator Rosetta. Mountain Lion won't work, since Apple dropped the emulation). However, standalone Acrobat Pro 8 does work in Mountain Lion because it includes the Intel binaries.

I only grabbed a copy of the CS2 Photoshop installer instead of the whole suite. It installed fine in Win 7 (via Run As > Admin) and never asked for a serial.

If you have a "Disk 2 error" installing the Suite - clearpants
Quote from clearpants :
Those of you having problems with the Disc 2 error. How to fix it:

*Note This is for those who are extracting to the default directories.

1. Run/extract Disc 2, Disc 3, and Extras first
2. For some reason Disc 2 extracts to C:\Creative Suite instead of C:\Creative Suite CS2 like Disc 1 and 3 do.
3. Copy the contents of C:\Creative Suite to C:\Creative Suite CS2
4. Run the Disc 1 installer/extractor.

If you chose your own directory for discs 1-3 to extract to then you probably shouldn't encounter the can't find disc 2 error.
If you're trying to install in Windows x64 bit and you get "Error: the path you select for installation contains unsupported characters. Please choose a different folder for installation." - zero2dash
Adobe's fix for this is here: ... cters.html
Quote :
Solution 2: Edit the installation path.
Edit the installation path, and then install the application files to that folder.

In the installer wizard, type [X]:\Progra~2\Adobe for the installation path. Your Adobe Creative Suite applications will be installed to Program Files (x86)\Adobe.
Resume the installation.
The reason being: Progra~2 would be the short path name (seen by doing a dir /x in a command prompt).
I can verify that this does work and it's now installing in my VM.

(2) Acrobat 8 Professional quirks to be aware of - zero2dash
1) You need to right-click and "run as administrator" in Win7 because it will not trigger the UAC prompt on it's own and you'll get an error when extracting.
2) If you're running x64 bit, when it asks for "Files Needed" box when it looks for the AdobePDF.dll Browse, and then use the "Up one level" folder and it's in AMD64\ADOBEPDF.DLL

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 (Photoshop, Premiere, Etc) Free

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:19 pm
by Jarod
Tip for Premiere Pro:

For some reason the setup.exe file never works for me in windows 7 (64bit) so Run the Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0.msi instead and it will install normally

EDIT: so it installs fine then refuses to run. I'm not sure if this is because of being a 64bit os or if its just windows 7 quirkyness.

Going to try a 32bit os soon and report back

So apparently it doesnt work under windows 7 64bit or windows vista 32bit. i tested both, same problem, acts like its going to work, splash comes up then disappears without any error or anything.

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 (Photoshop, Premiere, Etc) Free

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:15 pm
by Jarod
Premiere pro works under "XP Mode", not xp compatibility mode, but the xp virtual pc thing microsoft provides for free with windows 7.

So unless you have XP, grab the xp mode stuff from here: ... nload.aspx

Photoshop works perfectly fine under windows 7 64bit out of the box, as do most other pieces of cs2

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 (Photoshop, Premiere, Etc) Free

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:54 am
by Ameliya
Will it work on Windows 10? :?

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Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 (Photoshop, Premiere, Etc) Free

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:46 pm
by Jarod
Not really.
I know premiere did not last I tried, I'm unsure of the other programs.