Failing "Catastrophically": Installing Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Trial

by Ted Jardine Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:55 PM

I'm looking at upgrading Macromedia Studio 8 and Adobe Photoshop CS2 etc. to the latest Creative Suite 3 Design Premium Suite, but no go in testing out the trial version of Dreamweaver. Every attempt to load up what appeared to be a successful install leads to: "A problem was encountered while trying to load the trial period for Adobe Dreamweaver CS3..." followed by something like "you'll have to go online a purchase a license in order to try this out." Apparently, I'm not alone - even paid versions are having install problems. One user even claims to have lost his job because of it. And no, this is not a Vista-specific issue.

Multiple attempts (I'm persistent) to install/reinstall/remove/reinstall/hack the registry/regsvr32 DLLs/etc. all lead to the same result. So why am I writing this up? Eventually it gave up being pretty in response; now every time I attempt to load it up I get the following:

Catastrophic

Just hilariously awesome.

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