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Having Trouble installing Adobe CS3 Web Premium on Windows Vista 64?
February 26, 2008, 10:32 pm
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Issues: Install CS3 causes error messages such as:
Adobepdf.dll not found
Adobe Lingusitics Library not installed
Installation Failed

I spent a couple days online trying to solve the problem. Then I called Adobe support at (866) MY-ADOBE, they will support this issue for free, as long as you legit own product. Adobe support is EXCELLENT, even if speaking accented English. Don’t give them a hard time. They’re fantastic.

The tech had me run the cleaner program available from:

You may need an application from Microsoft to get this to work. The cs3 clean should tell you what it is called. This cleans out any remnants from previous install attempts.

Read these dialogs of the cleaner ap carefully, you want to agree to the EULA and do an option #1, don’t back up anything etc. Make sure to put in your install directory when it asks.

Once complete, run the cleaner again, this time type 4 at the option prompt, I know there will be no option 4 visible on the options display, but option 4 is a deep clean . Run this cleaner at least 4 times.

Go to start, Run and type msconfig and hit enter.


Click the Services tab and turn off all NON MICROSOFT services, click the Start up tab and turn off all startup aps. Reboot.

Run CS3 install.

If install asks for AdobePdf.dll click X on the WINDOWS box asking for it (NOT the Adobe installer).

After CS3 install complete, follow instructions here:

You will install Windows update KB930627, and then you will need to update Acrobat later. The Windows installer will suggest that you reboot, and you should.

Once you’ve rebooted, you should be able to register your product and use it normally.

I hope this helps. If you see I missed any steps or have a different issue, feel free to comment.


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