Help me get photoshop v7 off my laptop
April 26, 2006 7:28 AM   Subscribe

Photoshop Filter: I recently installed Photoshop CS2 to my work laptop. I already had Photoshop v7 installed, now I can't uninstall v7. Any ideas? Inside for more...

I assumed the CS2 install would overwrite my existing version, which I now know was a big mistake!

I tried to uninstall the regular way, but it kicked me out half way saying I did not have enough priviliges to finish the removal. it hasn't removed any files, any reg entries that I can see, but it has removed the uninstall option from control panel.

I can't seem to find an uninstall file.

I have windoze xp sp2. I do not have complete administrative rights (although it lets me do most install/uninstalls)
posted by the_epicurean to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Best answer: I know this doesn't answer your question—but just for thought: Why not keep 7.0? That's what I did when I installed CS2, 'cause CS2 needs a huge amount of memory to work, and thus remains slow on my computer. I only use CS2 when there's a feature I need that's only in the newer version. Otherwise, I just use 7.0—it's almost exactly the same, just faster.
posted by limeonaire at 7:41 AM on April 26, 2006

Response by poster: Oops. I need to do this without killing CS2. Thanks in advance.
posted by the_epicurean at 7:41 AM on April 26, 2006

Do you have privileges to delete the PS7 program folder? If so, then it would be safe to do so. Any registry keys left over won't harm anything.
posted by pmbuko at 8:00 AM on April 26, 2006

Best answer: Seconding limeonaire. I have both installed on my work + home computer and I find myself going to Pshop 7 far more than CS2. There are many crappy changes (i.e. no more file browser, only exists in separate program?) and it moves much faster than CS2 (this is on a Dual G5 2.3).
posted by lovejones at 8:15 AM on April 26, 2006

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