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. Creating a desktop installation point can also be used for an installation source for silent installation source.
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 4. The instructions below guide you through the process of creating a desktop installation point and then installing Creative Suite 4.
Important: When you repair or remove Creative Suite 4 installations, make sure that you have the original source media. If you install from the desktop, it's necessary that the desktop installation point exists for future repair or removal. If you delete the CS4 desktop installation, then it's necessary to re-create the original desktop installation point before you perform the repair or removal.