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  • Installing AE CS3 on a machine with CS6

     Ed Keen updated 8 years, 9 months ago 5 Members · 5 Posts
  • Nico Jones

    August 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hi there,

    I’d like to install AE CS3 on a Mac PRO that is already running CS6. It’s so I can edit some legacy projects fora company still running CS3. Anyone know if I might run into any issues?



  • Tudor “Ted” Jelescu

    August 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I have (and had for a while now) two versions of CS on my machines- CS3 and CS4, CS4 and CS5.5, and now CS5.5 and CS6- no issues what so ever. However I never had an older version installed after I had a newer one already on the machine.

    Tudor “Ted” Jelescu
    Senior VFX Artist

  • Vishesh Arora

    August 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Mr. Jones I too have Ae CS5 and CS5.5 in the same system but this will not create any mess. Both of them works fine.

    Vishesh Arora
    VFX and Motion Graphics Artist

  • Walter Soyka

    August 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I’m with Tudor & Vishesh — you can have multiple installs (I have CS4, CS5.5, and CS6 installed on the workstation I’m on right now, and CS3, CS5, CS5.5, and CS6 on another).

    I would highly recommend that you install them in order. If you have CS6 installed now, uninstall it, install CS3, then re-install CS6.

    Walter Soyka
    Principal & Designer at Keen Live
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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  • Ed Keen

    September 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm


    just wondering if you ever managed to install CS3 on a machine running CS6? I’m about to try the same and wanted to check whether installing CS3 would remove CS6? I can’t remove CS6 first and reinstall as I no longer have the disk!

    Thanks for your help,


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