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Adobe Creative Suite 2 applications and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

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Adobe Creative Suite 2

Adobe Photoshop CS2

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Adobe InDesign CS2

Microsoft released Windows XP Professional x64 Edition in April 2005 shortly after Adobe released Adobe Creative Suite 2, and Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2 and Golive CS2. Current Adobe applications are 32-bit applications, which can be installed and run on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition computers, however Adobe has not certified any of these applications on this operating system.

Adobe Creative Suite 2

By default, 32-bit applications are installed into the Program Files (x86) folder. Adobe Creative Suite 2, however, fails to install successfully into the \Program Files (x86) folder, because the installer doesn't support parentheses in the path name. This will lead to an error message during the installation or when starting the Adobe Creative Suite applications for the first time. For further information and for help installing the Adobe Creative Suite 2 on Windows Professional x64 Edition, please read the following documents:

-- 332523 : Error "...user name, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid..." when you start Creative Suite 2.0 applications on Windows XP x64

-- 331755 : Error: "...path...contains unsupported characters" when you install Adobe Creative Suite (2.0 on Windows XP Professional x64)

Adobe Photoshop CS2

Photoshop CS2 is able to take advantage of up to 3GB of RAM on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Additional RAM will be used by Photoshop plug-ins and filters. If the system has between 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM, the RAM above 4 GB is used by the operating system as a cache for the Photoshop scratch disk data. For general information about Photoshop CS2 memory handling, please read document 320005 , Memory allocation and usage (Photoshop CS2).

Adobe Acrobat 7.0

Acrobat 7.0 is unable to install the Adobe PDF printer on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, which means you are unable to create pdf files from Microsoft Office applications or launch a pdf file in a web browser. For more information, please read the Acrobat 7.0 ReadMe.html file, installed in the root of the Acrobat 7.0 folder, or read document 331732 , Support Policy for Adobe Acrobat 7.0.x (Windows XP 64 systems).

Adobe InDesign CS2

InDesign CS2 shows generic file icons in Windows Explorer on Windows XP Professional x64bit rather than the specific symbol for .indd, .indb, .indt or .indl files when saving files to a folder but if you double-click the files, the correct application launches.

For more information on Adobe applications and their compatibility with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, please check the support site for your Adobe product. Go to www.adobe.com/support/ and select your product from the drop down list to search our knowledge base.


Related Documents

Document 325739
Last edited - 11/28/2005

 

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