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zebdov
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« on: May 12, 2007, 04:20:10 AM »
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Z. is running Windows XP

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Z. has now upgraded to CS3 from CS2. Can Z. now uninstall his old CS2 or is it still necessary to validate the update?

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If the answer to Q.1 is 'yes', does Z. have to deactivate CS2 or do anything special before uninstalling it?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007, 09:37:06 PM »
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Multipart Exam Paper

Not for the faint-hearted.

Z. is running Windows XP

Question 1
Z. has now upgraded to CS3 from CS2. Can Z. now uninstall his old CS2 or is it still necessary to validate the update?

Question 2
If the answer to Q.1 is 'yes', does Z. have to deactivate CS2 or do anything special before uninstalling it?
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I did without problem, and didn't "deactivate" anything. However, before you do, copy plugins, custom brushes, actions, custom help files, etc. from CS2 folders into the appropriate folders for CS3.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 12:30:07 AM »
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However, before you do, copy plugins, custom brushes, actions, custom help files, etc. from CS2 folders into the appropriate folders for CS3.
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Uh, that's ok for presets, brushes, actions but NOT for "plug-ins". The safest way to install plug-ins is to use the installer provides by the developer, not just copying them over. First off, the odds are you'll need updates for CS3 and only 3rd party plug-ins can be moved. Never, ever move Photoshop installed plug-ins between versions. Photoshop installed plug-ins are version specific.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 07:19:04 AM »
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I am leaving CS2 fully installed and operational until I am satisfied that some issues with CS3 that affect my workflow are fully under control. There's no problem working back and forth between the two versions of the program - say for doing raw conversion and image editing in CS3, going back to CS2 for printing. I find it a good "insurance policy" not to trash what I know works well for me until I'm confident that there's no advantage to keeping it any longer; then I trash it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007, 08:39:37 AM »
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I have a similar question, what is the best way to safely un-install older versions of Photoshop? I have version 7 and CS and the only version I use is CS2. My desire to "clean house" on the hard drive is strong but I've never un-installed an app on a Mac (G4 MDD) before. Can one simply trash the main Version 7 Folder and expect success?

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2007, 09:41:40 AM »
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I used the installers for those plugins that have them. I think I had some that just wanted me to copy a file to a a particular folder.
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