Photoshop CS3: Looking for legacy JAVA install on MacOS 10.11 - El Capitan

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Installed CS3 on mac running El Capitan. I get the following message when trying to launch CS3 "To open “Adobe Photoshop CS3” you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime." Will loading a legacy version of JAVA impact other programs looking for the current version ?
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Terry Meyers

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Chris Cox

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You have to install the specific version of JAVA that Apple asks for before Apple's warning dialog will go away.

Most applications will look for a specific version of JAVA that they need, or a newer version in some cases.

There shouldn't be any effect to other applications, but I don't know for sure since I haven't personally tested JAVA version compatibility among many applications.
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Terry Meyers

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Ok, installed 2015-001. Now when I launch CS3 I get a message saying "ADOBE updater has stopped working" and it won't let me register CS3.
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Won't let you register, or won't let you activate?
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Terry Meyers

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Register. I am able to open cs3.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I would try reinstalling the Adobe Application Manager from here: https://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...

Additionally, you can register your product on adobe.com if you go to the bottom of this page: https://accounts.adobe.com/products
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I actually can't even get the installer to work.