- Create a desktop installation point from the DVD
- Create a desktop installation point from the electronic download (ESD) media
- Install Adobe Creative Suite 3 from the desktop installation point
- Watch a movie that illustrates the process
System components can conflict with the Adobe Creative Suite installer and result in an incomplete or failed installation. System components can include a numerous hardware and software devices such as DVD-ROMs, device drivers, and virus protection utilities. To prevent these conflicts, install Adobe Creative Suite from the desktop.
Create a desktop installation point from your DVD or electronic software download (ESD) media. After you have created the desktop installation point, install the Adobe Creative Suite 3. The instructions below will guild you through the process of creating a desktop installation point and then installing the Adobe Creative Suite 3.
Important: When repairing or removing Adobe Creative Suite 3 installations, the original source media must be present. If you perform a installation from a desktop installation point, then the desktop installation point must exist when performing a repair or removal in the future. If you delete the Adobe Creative Suite 3 desktop installation point after completing the installation, then you must re-create the original desktop installation point before you perform the repair or removal.
Before you install, close all applications currently running on your system. This includes other Adobe applications, Microsoft Office applications, IM clients and web browser windows.