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Install Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended from the UW Network

NOTE: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user.


The University of Wyoming is a program member of Adobe’s Open Options Contractual Licensing Program (CLP). As a member, UW is able to secure volume pricing on various Adobe products. This significantly reduces the costs incurred by UW departments and colleges. Further information on this program, product descriptions and pricing, the eligibility requirements, and the necessary steps for attaining a license to a specific Adobe product can be found on the UW Adobe CLP License Web page (

For ease of installation of some Adobe applications, Information Technology (IT) provides network installation points. These network locations are restricted to UWYO domain accounts. Adobe applications are fee-based, so access to the network location will not be granted until a departmental IDR or procurement card (P-card) payment is received by IT.

Minimum System Requirements for Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended

  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • 1024x768 monitor resolution (1280x800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color and 256MB of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
  • Internet connection required for product activation


  1. Accessing the Network Installation Point for Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended

    1. Click the Start menu button, and click in the Search program and file box (or click Run in Windows XP).
    2. In the Search program and files box (or the Run window), type \\\AdobePhotoshopCS5$\Set-up.exe and press Enter.
      NOTE: Make sure that you have typed the correct slashes (i.e. \ and not /).
    3. If you receive a security warning, click Run.
  2. Installing Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended

    1. In the Welcome window, read the license agreement, and click Accept.
    2. In the Enter Serial Number window, enter the serial number given when the license was purchased, and click Next.
    3. In the Enter an Adobe ID window, click Next.
    4. In the Install Options window, click Install.
    5. If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, you may get a User Account Control message. Click Yes.
    6. In the Thank You window, click Done.


Reviewed: 0710 By: AH, GG

Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Come to the student computer lab in the lobby of the
Information Technology Center.

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