Photoshop CS2: Problem trying to install CS2 on new Windows 8.1 laptop

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I am not a 'techy' person at all. However, my son has helped me with this so its not just me being daft. I am trying to install CS2 on my new laptop. It goes through the install procedure and even appears to successfully extract the files but nothing shows up at the end. If I go onto 'Programmes' in 'My Computer' there is a programme called Creative Suite 2 but nothing happens when I click on it. It appears to be empty. Can anyone help?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you installing from disk or the installer download from Adobe.com?
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The installer download from Adobe.
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Just to confirm, you're installing from here?: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suit...

It sounds like you're not even getting to install/set-up step after downloading and extracting. When you extract the files, there should be an EXE called Set-up which runs the installer.

Have you read the install instructions here?: http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/m...

Please note, CS2 is extremely old and was not designed for, or tested for use on Windows 8: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/syst... (it works on XP and Windows 2000)
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Yes to those questions. Maybe you can advise me of a simpler solution? Can I by something like adobe elements which I have seen advertised for about £30? Would that be similar to my loved adobe 7? I am not a professional and don't use it like I used to when studying photography. I only use it for flyer and poster making now that incorporate my own images. The computer my adobe 7 is on is dying (I have no disc)and I am so upset not to be able to transfer it onto my new laptop.
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What OS are you on? Elements 13 is possibly a better fit if you're running on a newer computer with and newer OS. You can download and of the free 30-day trials here: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
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Windows 8.1. I will trial elements 13 then and see how I get on..