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OK, I was just asked how to install Photoshop 7 silent and I realized that neither I was able to find a post about this anywhere. So here it is:

The first thing you need to do is locate you Photoshop install files and open the file called "Abcpy.ini" with notepad. You then need to edit the "OEM Installation Options" section:

[OEM Install]
DisplayWelcomeDlg=NO
DisplayEULA=NO
DisplayXPDialog=NO
DisplayTypeOfInstallDlg=NO
DisplaySelectDestDirDlg=NO
DisplayCustomDlg=NO
DisplayUserInfoDlg=NO
DisplayConfirmRegDlg=NO
DisplayStartCopyDlg=NO
DisplayFinishDlg=NO
DisplayFinalMessage=NO
DisplayRebootDlg=NO
ProgGroupName=
DefaultDestDir=C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop
UserName=Gates
UserCompanyName=Microsoft
UserSerialNumber=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
DisplayBackGround=NO
DisplayProgressBar=NO
ProgressBarStart=NO
ProgressBarEnd=NO

The interesting parts, if you want to do a completely siltent install without any dialogs, are only the Serial, Name, Company and Defaultdir, but if you change all the "display" values to "NO" you can also do a semi-silent install with the normal setup screens. It also makes a normal install from windows a hell of alot faster!

To do a slient install, set all "Display" option =NO and enter your details for Serial, Name, Company and Defaultdir. Please note that the serial must have the format:

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and not XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

After having edited the file, you save it and run the Setup.exe without any switches :)

Hope you find this usefull :rolleyes:

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You can similarly create an autoload for the update.
Make your own abcpy.ini file or extract it from one of the cabs (I forget which it is)
but here's a sample silent upgrade 7.0.1 abcpy.ini file.
;***************************************************************
;Adobe Installer Internal Configuration File
;***************************************************************


;***************************************************************
;Main Section. 
;The (Product) key is a required key for this configuration file.
;***************************************************************
[MAIN]
Product=Adobe Photosop

;***************************************************************
;OEM Installation Options
;***************************************************************
[OEM Install]
DisplayWelcomeDlg=NO
DisplayEULA=NO
DisplayReadmeInfoDlg=NO
DisplayBrowseDlg=NO
DisplayStartCopyDlg=NO
DisplayFinalMessage=NO
DisplayRebootDlg=NO

ProgGroupName=
DefaultDestDir=
DisplayBackGround=
DisplayProgressBar=
ProgressBarStart=
ProgressBarEnd=



[Patch]
DoBackup=NO
BackupFolder=
NumberOfPatches=2

Patch1Platform=ALL
Patch1Name=PSPATCH.RTP
Patch1DisplayName=Photoshop 7.0
Patch1Dest=$AppPath
Patch1IgnoreMissingFile=YES
Patch1IgnoreErr=YES

Patch2Platform=ALL
Patch2Name=IRPATCH.RTP
Patch2DisplayName=ImageReady 7.0
Patch2Dest=$AppPath
Patch2IgnoreMissingFile=YES
Patch2IgnoreErr=YES


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I try this and the -S doesn't work for me. I can see the setup.exe start in Task Manager, but then it shuts down. If I run setup alone, it run through the install without problem.

I don't get it. :/
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Are you using the InstallShield ISS file method?

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No, I'm trying the method that Crispy listed.
"There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain." - Plato
"Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi - "If you wait, all that happens is that you get older." - Mario Andretti
"Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it." - Mario Andretti

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Anyone know how to silently install Photoshop 8?

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Anyone know how to silently install Photoshop 8?

Its basicly the same way. The below Abcpy.ini is configured in almost the same manner. The default install folder is \Program files\Adobe\Photoshop CS. To do a completely silent install you need to use a setup.iss file too. To get this file run setup.exe -R (case sensitive). Click cancel on the activation. Then go into your windows folder and take the SETUP.ISS file and copy it in your photoshop CS install dir (replace the one in it). You can now run the Photoshop setup.exe using the -R switch to do a completely silent install. :) (Thx neoh)

[OEM Install]
DisplayWelcomeDlg=NO
DisplayEULA=NO
DisplayXPDialog=NO
DisplayTypeOfInstallDlg=NO
DisplaySelectDestDirDlg=NO
DisplayCustomDlg=NO
DisplayUserInfoDlg=NO
DisplayConfirmRegDlg=NO
DisplayStartCopyDlg=NO
DisplayFinishDlg=NO
DisplayFinalMessage=NO
DisplayRebootDlg=NO
DisplayBackGround=NO
ProgGroupName=
DefaultDestDir=
FName=XXXX
LName=XXXX
MI=
UserCompanyName=XXXXXXXX
UserSerialNumber=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
DisplayBackGround=NO
DisplayProgressBar=NO
ProgressBarStart=NO
ProgressBarEnd=NO
Note: "DisplayBackGround" is not there by defualt, so you need to add it manually if you want to use it.
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How to bypass the activation so i can activate when I open application?
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is it possible to tell photoshop not to install the component that adds the photoshop tab to image properties and changes icons of images to thumbnails?

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Further to tapnets question;

has anyone worked out how to prevent the activation from appearing at all rather than using PSkill.

I have established that if you copy over the following files from a previously activated install then it will allow it to open the following time as though activated;

emu.dll
AdobeLM.dll
Tw10122.dat
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I just noticed: (At least) Photoshop CS has an OEM install mechanism. It works like this: Make a folder called "OEM_" in the setup file folder. Anything placed in that folder will be copied into the main photoshop dir before install. That means that you could preinstall, for example, plugins by placing them in \OEM_\Plug-ins\

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I had the same problem with photoshop CS, and you can't use the taskkill.exe since the activation pop-up is in the setup.exe process so the wait will wait for ever and never kill that thing... the only way around is using the setup.ISS file.
quick how to: (to do with photoshop CS not installed and reg on the machine)
fill the ini file as mentioned earlier in the thread
run setup.exe -R (case sensitive)
click cancel on the activation
go into your windows folder and take the SETUP.ISS file and copy it in your photoshop CS install dir (replace the one in it)
now you can use setup.exe -S to install it without any prompt or activation crap
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To install silent and activate .. here's how .. (it's work for me so make sure u test it before burn to cd)

prep ..
1. install photoshop as normal and activate it
2. copy "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Macrovision\" to a temp folder
3. export "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\ALM" in registry
You must successful activate for this to work

install ..
1. copy "Macrovision" to "All Users\Application Data\" folder
2. then import the saved registry file
3. change your Abcpy.ini like in the above post and run setup.exe



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I own the full Adobe Creative Suite Premium, and am wondering 2 questions:

1. The installation requires the use of 2 CDs; if I place all their files in one directory, will it install fine unnattended, off a DVD?

2. Should I use a combination of Neoh's and djt_'s methods?

Thanks! :)

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Thank u

i have already Knew about it >>
by the way

u can use this idea in some other product from Adobe
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Hi I made a setup.iss using the -R switch, and changed all the dialogs to "NO" in the Abcpy.ini. From my hard drive i can run the setup.exe for photoshop cs with the /S for a totally silent install which doesn't even show the activation, however when i run it from cd it just quits... Anyone else noticed this???

All the log file contains is:

[InstallShield Silent]
Version=v7.00
File=Log File
[ResponseResult]
ResultCode=0

and yes i did use the f2 switch to save the log to c: :)

Edited by thedogcow, 21 March 2004 - 07:31 AM.


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OK I figured out how to get this photoshop 8 working perfectly.

Install with -R switch IMPORTANT click cancel when u get to activation
put the setup.iss in the setup folder
edit the Abcpy.ini to display NO dialogs
then run setup.exe /s /sms /f2c:\Photoshop.log

Result is NO ACTIVATION POPUP during install

you could also copy the activation files over for a totally silent install :)

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I own the full Adobe Creative Suite Premium, and am wondering 2 questions:

1. The installation requires the use of 2 CDs; if I place all their files in one directory, will it install fine unnattended, off a DVD?

2. Should I use a combination of Neoh's and djt_'s methods?

Thanks! :rolleyes:

To install from a DVD copy the contents of both CD's to the same directory on the DVD. Then remove the entry "Launch1ChangeDir=$Source\Disk1" for the section "[Launches]" from every Abcpy.ini folder. Works for me. :)

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Anyone successfully install the full "Adobe Creative Suite CS Premium" Unattended?

I have followed some of the tips here. Extracted CD1 and CD2 to a folder on my hard-drive, changed all entries to "NO" on the ABCPY.INI files, and inserted my registration info as well.

But, as luck will have it, my MS Virtual PC 2004 demo copy has expired, and I ran out of DVD's to burn and test. I plan on buying a copy of Virtual PC, and more DVD-R discs, of course...

In the meantime, some questions:

1. Any good entries to skip the activation step? Or at least automate it?
djt_ suggested:

3. export "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\ALM" in registry

But, that key does not exist on my computer, which DOES have Creative Suite CS installed on it...!

2. Should I ignore the setup.exe file in the root folder, and install Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, etc one by one, using the setup.exe files in each one of their folders? (With newly generated setup.iss files)

3. I have a student edition. Any special considerations?

:)

PS. I will post my results the day I get my Virtual PC 2004 in the mail.

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So I understand I gotta download emu.dll to get rid of the activation popup, but could it work now if I already had my Photoshop 8.0 installed?

Or do I have to re-install everything and start all over again?

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you could also copy the activation files over for a totally silent install



How do i do that????java script:emoticon(':)')

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This seems tough... Could someone sum up how to make it work? :-/

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GillouStyle03 , i can make it to work but you will have to replace the 2 files at the end , that's what i was asking for!

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I used the following stuff:
Edit the files as told above after that just make sure you use the syntax below:


%systemdrive%\install\Application\photoshop8\photoshop\setup.exe -R
%systemdrive%\windows\system32\xcopy.exe /Y /I %systemdrive%\install\Application\photoshop8\crack %systemdrive%"\program files\adobe\Photoshop CS"\

in the dir crack i put the files:

AdobeLM.dll
TW10122.dat

When you get the activication window just click cancel.

anybody know how to get rid of the @#$@# activication window?

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To sum up:

Photoshop 7: Cripsy's way is the best one i know. Just edit the file "Abcpy.ini".

Photoshop 8: To get rid of the activation window, you'll have to create an iss file. Just start 'setup.exe -R', fill in all needed information and cancel the activation at the end. Copy the file setup.iss from your windows folder (normaly C:\Windows) to your installation folder. Now you have a complete silent install with 'setup.exe -s'.
You don't have to edit "Abcpy.ini" for Photoshop 8, but if you do, 'setup.exe -R' will be automated itself and less information will be saved in the iss file.

The files 'AdobeLM.dll' and 'Tw10122.dat' aren't changed during the activation process. People using these two files and additionally 'emu.dll', downloaded an illegal crack. To get rid of the activation process at all, you'll have to follow djt_'s post.

To install silent and activate .. here's how .. (it's work for me so make sure u test it before burn to cd)

prep ..
1. install photoshop as normal and activate it
2. copy "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Macrovision\" to a temp folder
3. export "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\ALM" in registry
You must successful activate for this to work


install ..
1. copy "Macrovision" to "All Users\Application Data\" folder
2. then import the saved registry file
3. change your Abcpy.ini like in the above post and run setup.exe


2 things:
  • the registry entries and the copied files, are the official activation files. That means, if you change your hardware, you may have to reactivate your software.
  • if you want you can activate Photoshop for all users on your computer. You'll have to import the registry values to:
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx-yyyy\Software\ADOBE\ALM\B1E98000]
    S-1-5-21-x...x-x...x-x...x-yyyy is the sid number of a registered windows user. But pay attention: the x's change after every installation of windows, and the y's change for every user on the computer and you have to be an admin to do this.
    To find out the sid of a specific user, look at:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList]
Hope, this helped :)




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