Installing Adobe Photoshop 7 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing your Adobe Photoshop 7.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

How to install Adobe Photoshop 7

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.7 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Photoshop 7.0 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop7
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop7 folder
    1. Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
    2. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
    3. IMPORTANT: You will need to wait up to 45 minutes before seeing the Adobe Photoshop 7.0 setup screen appear, be patient!
      1. If you have waited 90 minutes and nothing has appeared, reboot into Safe Mode and try this same process again.
  4. Once your Adobe Photoshop 7 setup screen appears, install as normal except:
    1. When you arrive at the install to ‘Destination Folder” – it is vitally important that you install to c:\adobe\photoshop7 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0 as normally prompted)
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Now Photoshop is installed, back in the Longbow Reviver tool
    1. select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, pick the newly installed c:\adobe\photoshop7 folder
    3. Now click ‘Fix Old Program’
    4. Say ‘Yes’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  6. Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 7!


  • If when you start Adobe Photoshop 7 it complains that “…the scratch disk is full” it’s because your hard drive is very big – try uninstalling, then reinstalling onto a USB thumbnail drive, preferably below 2GB in size.
  • If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft
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7 thoughts on “Installing Adobe Photoshop 7 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

  1. this does not work. it gets through step #4 and then when trying to initialize, it pops up an error message that says, “Could not complete your request because of missing or invalid personalization information.” I spent the money on your product for nothing.

  2. My Photoshop 7.0 installed into my Win 10 but stalls out when it’s almost loaded at “initializing iICC engine or color”. If I wait it closes down after a minute or two. I tried the safe mode method but nothing..

    Will refresher fix this problem ??

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