Photoshop CS2 didn't migrate when I updated my iMac 2007 to El Capitan yesterday with guidance of Apple.

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I have had CS2 for several years and it was installed on my 2007 iMac. Yesterday, to do a malware sweep, I had to download a program and that action required me to upgrade my OS to El Capitain. Now my Photoshop has a slashed-zero over it indicating it is prohibited. I really need to get my CS2 back but since I've moved, don't have the installation software.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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That slashed zero means that Photoshop CS2 cannot run on El Capitan without special software. You need to install the 'Rosetta' software:
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David Converse

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Rosetta only works up to OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. You cannot use any CS2 applications on El Capitan, period. You need to get *at least* CS3 and the recommendation is to upgrade to the current CC offering if it will run on your computer.

A 2007 iMac will be limited in how much RAM can be installed and the video card and processor are very outdated at this point. You may want to think about a newer Mac- I picked up a used 2012 Mac mini a few months ago for $200 and even that, an entry-level machine, is much faster than your iMac.

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