To perform a desktop install, it's necessary to create a desktop installation point. The installation point is created from the original installer and serves as a source image for a desktop or silent installation.
Create a desktop installation point from an install DVD
In the Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac OS), select the Adobe CS5, CS5.5, or CS6 folder on the install disc. Copy it into the folder you created on your desktop:
• Select the Adobe CS5, CS5.5, or CS6 folder on the install disc and press Ctrl+C (Windows) or Command+C (Mac OS).
• Navigate to the corresponding Adobe CS5, Adobe CS5.5, or Adobe CS6 folder you created on your desktop.
• Press Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac OS).
Important: If prompted, select the option to overwrite all files.
Install Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, or CS6 from a desktop installation point
Important: If you are prompted to insert media during the installation, then some items were not copied properly when you created the installation point. Make sure that you have only one Payloads folder, and that all payload files are in the Payloads folder.