Ok, the title is a little misleading, but here’s a little problem I ran into while trying to run Photoshop CS3 on Vista. After successfully installing Photoshop CS3, I went to run the software and as the splash screen was loading it would just stop the execution and stop running. I’d get a message from Vista saying that the application could not continue to run. I found it VERY odd that very recent software would not run on Vista.
So long story short, this is how I fixed it. I read someone’s forum post that Photoshop CS3 requires a physical default printer. I had not installed my printer software yet so I went ahead in installed my printer.
And amazingly, after the printer was setup, Photoshop CS3 loaded and ran just perfectly. I hope this post helps someone out there.