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