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Old May 19, 2011, 4:49 PM   #1
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Default PS CS2 wont install on my laptop

i bought a used laptop that runs windows xp to replace my desktop. i began transferring photoshop via flash drive to my laptop and get a pop up that says i dint have enough allocated memory. the laptop has more memory than the desktop. i also noticed when the files were transferred to my laptop they lost their .exe extensions for installation.

any ideas what could be wrong? i dont need a newer version pf PS because i dont use it enough to justify it.

should i switch to gimp?
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Old May 19, 2011, 8:18 PM   #2
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Are you saying you copied PS to a flash drive and then expected to copy what was on the flash drive over to another computer? If so, at least one of the reasons it didn't work is you need the installation disk. When PS is installed it puts files in many different places on your computer, not just the Program files.
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Old May 20, 2011, 2:57 PM   #3
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Yes, you need the installation disk. When s/w is installed, it registers itself in the windows registry, among other things. There are some portable apps, but they have to be written specifically for that. Gimp has a portable version, as well as a standard.

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