Photoshop: Failure to install CS2 on Mac OS 10.10

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Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right spot for this question...I recently replaced my hard drive on my IMac and had to reinstall photoshop CS2 and it keeps getting to a certain part of the installation and says "The installation failed. The installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturers for assistance."

Does anyone know how to rectify the problem.

Regards
Courtney
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Courtney Waller

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What OS are you installing on?

CS2 was designed to run on older Macs with PowerPC processors (G4, G5) - and isn't compatible with recent Mac OS X updates.

Are you installing from disk?

Or are you installing from the installer downloaded from here: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/po...
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Courtney Waller

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The specs are:
OS X Yosemite
Version 10.10.1
2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
I'm installing from the disc.
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Chris Cox

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MacOS 10.10 does not have PowerPC processor emulation to run that old version of Photoshop. To run on MacOS 10.10, you would need a more recent version of Photoshop that uses Intel native code. No, there is no reasonable way to get Photoshop CS2 running on a current Macintosh system or OS version.
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Courtney Waller

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thats a shame, thank you for your help anyway.