Photoshop CS2 denying administrative privileges
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I haven’t shared the How to tip, here for quite a while. But as an adobe CS2 user for ages (and happy with it) I have to share my frustration with getting cs2 to run on Windows 7.
I tried forums, I tried calling Adobe. I tried all that I can think of (below is the fix). In the end, when I figured out the solution, Adobe told me “We no longer support this product so we will not bother with this tip” (actually paraphrased, not a real quote).
Hope this helps you With your Photoshop Error Message.
You are not allowed to continue because your account does not have the proper privileges.
I have just installed Adobe Photoshop CS2 on my Windows 7 Pro 64 Laptop.
When I try to run Adobe CS2, I get a message in a window titled “Adobe Activation” saying: “You are not allowed to continue because your account does not have the proper privileges. Please log in using an account with administrator privileges and try again.”
I am logged in as an administrator and have installed all my applications using the same login. Though the version I have installed is not yet registered, I am unable to even get to the registration screen as once you click OK on the dialogue, Adobe Photoshop closes.
Here is a fix:
Open windows explorer and go to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2” directory; Find the Photoshop.exe and right click on the highlighted file name and Left click on Properties. Click on the top Compatibility tab. Under Compatibility check the box to “Run this program in Compatibility mode for” Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and click OK. Double click and Open the Adobe Photoshop shortcut. skip registration for now. Proceed with registration. Adobe updater will come up with an error but the software will run fine.