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Multiprocessor Support for Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Windows

The Multiprocessor Support update fixes a problem discovered after Adobe Photoshop CS2 (9.0) was released. Machines with more than four processors in total (counting HyperThreading) will now use all of those processors.

File Information

Product Photoshop
Version CS2
Platform Windows
File Name MultiProcessorSupport.zip
File Size 49KB
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System requirements

• Adobe Photoshop CS2 (all language versions)
• Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or 2

Installation Instructions

After downloading a ".zip" file, use the operating system or a utility such as WinZip or PKZIP to access the file's contents.

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To install the Photoshop CS2 Multiprocessor Support update:
1. Exit Photoshop CS2.
2. In Windows Explorer, open the Adobe Photoshop CS2 folder.
3. Open the Extensions folder inside the Plug-Ins folder.
4. Delete or backup and rename Multiprocessor Support.8BX.
5. Copy the new Multiprocessor Support.8BX into your Extensions folder.

Additional notes

This update will work only with the retail version of Adobe Photoshop CS2 (9.0.x) software and not any pre-release (Beta) versions. To confirm that the update is successfully installed, launch Photoshop, go to the Help menu, select System Info, find Multiprocessor Support in the list of installed plug-ins, and verify that the Version is 9.0.2. The version number can also be found by right-clicking on the plug-in itself, selecting Properties, and then selecting the Version tab.

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