Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Photoshop 5.0 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5
Start the Longbow Reviver tool…
Select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“
Using the “…” button, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5\PHOTOSLE folder
Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK… (read the next step)
Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 to 90 minutes for your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Limited Edition setup.exe program to appear (be patient!)
Once the Photoshop 5 setup application displays all in Blue, stop and read the next step…
In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, make sure you update the entry from .\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 LE (notice the dot at the beginning) to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 LE
Now carry on with the install…
Ignore any errors related to not being able to “…create the folder ‘Adobe Photoshop 5′”, you will have to manually create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 LE\photosle.exe by hand.
Do not reboot if prompted to do so
Once Photoshop is installed
quit the Adobe setup and go back to the Reviver tool
Select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“
using the “…” button pick the newly installed c:\Adobefolder and click Fix Old Program.
Finally, create a shortcut on your Desktop which points to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0\photosle.exe
Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit!
AutoCAD Map 2000i users are very used to the software package and cannot do without it. With the latest hardware and required move to new Windows versions, you will run into multiple problems trying to get your AutoCAD running again.
How to install AutoCAD Map 2000i
Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
Start In the Converter App and note the user interface
Insert your AutoCAD CD into your computer
Start the Longbow Converter tool
Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“
Using the “…” button pick your AutoCAD CD
Click “Run Old Installer” and follow the Converter’s instructions.
Once the AutoCAD Map 2000i setup starts, stop and read the next step…
In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acad2000i (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Map 2000i as usually prompted by default)**
do not reboot if prompted to do so.
Fully close the AutoCAD setup application
Finally, let the Converter App finish processing
Now, you can happily run your AutoCAD 2000i on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!
Installing the ER Mapper Imagery Plugin for AutoCAD 2000i
If you are having problems installing the ER Mapper Imagery Plugin for AutoCAD 2000i, try this…
Start In the Converter App again\
Select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver“
Using the “…” button pick the folder where your ACAD2000_ECW_Plugin exe is
Now hit “Fix Old Program“
Once the Converter app is complete, run the ACAD2000_ECW_Plugin exe as normal