Please insert Adobe InDesign CS3 to continue installation

I downloaded portable versions of Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.2 and ran them side by side with my installation of CS3s. From then on, I started to get error messages that let to the non-opening of the CS3s. System restore didn’t work so I did a full reinstallation of Windows XP. That took me a whole day yesterday as there were some files that were missing when I do the installation via the DVD-ROM. But, when I reinstalled Windows through a CD ROM, it worked like a charm.

There’s a problem though. When I try to install Photoshop CS3, I get the following error message:

Photoshop CS3 is in a DVD, along with other programs essential to my workspace like an old version of Lightroom, Thunderbird, Firefox, Real Player, VLC Media Player, etc. What resolved this problem is by copying the files from the DVD and paste it on the hard drive. I did mine in the Desktop. Ran the installation from there.

Since I do layouts, InDesign CS3 is also important. I had this same problem a year ago but last November 2008, I finally got it to install. The problem is the same: Please insert Adobe InDesign CS3 to continue installation. I use a DVD here that when I plug in to the drive already proceeds with the installation.

I followed Answer number 21 in Mininova. In my Desktop, I created a folder names as “Adobe CS3.” Inside it is “InDesign.” And inside that folder is “Adobe CS3.” Installation was fast.

Having used that technique, I wonder if it will also work in installing other CS3 programs like Dreamweaver or something. I mean, can I just create a folder in the Desktop named “Adobe CS3” then the name of the program, then “Adobe CS3” in it?

Until I finish off my project and upgrade my computer January next year, I will stick to CS3s. Remember that I have some problems in running Photoshop CS4. But thanks to the people who gave their comments, I think I might be able to do it.

At the end of the day, I learned one lesson. If ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Photoshop CS3 and InDesign CS3 are running smoothly until I ran the portable versions.


  1. said…

    This sounds like it worked for you, but the Mininova site is no long available. I actually have a valid CS3 InDesign, and get the same error. I have no instructions on how to do this on my Win7 machine. It was running fine, until someone gave me a corrupt file. So now Indesign says I must unistall and reinstall. I unistalled, but not luck reinstalling.

    I get the same error “Please insert Adobe InDesign CS3 to continue installation”.

    Can you help me out?


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