Uninstall PSElements8 before Installing PSE9?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rainbowizard, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. rainbowizard macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    Relative newbie to Macs. I have researched this topic on this and other forums but don't seem to find a conclusive answer, should I uninstall PS Elements 8 prior to Installing PS Elements 9? Adobe says it is not necessary, but I prefer not to have conflicts on installation and use. Does PSE 9 'overwrite' the PSE 8? If someone with better knowledge of Mac's could assist, I would be grateful. Thanks
    27" iMac, Snow Leopard 10.6.4, Quad Core, 8GB
  2. fcortese macrumors demi-god


    Apr 3, 2010
    Big Sky country
    I would think that installing PSE9 over 8 would be no problem. I am not a PSE user, but I have had several apps with newer updates and installed them over my older version w/o any problems. You might want to wait for a PSE user to respond, however, to be certain.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    You're making this way too hard. MacOS X applications do not interfere with each other. Multiple versions of a software title coexist as happy as clams. If the installer does not delete the older version of the application, then there is no need for the user to do so. If, however, you want to delete an application, then drag it to the Trash. The major exception is Microsoft Office which requires its included uninstaller utility.
  4. rainbowizard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009

    Thanks for the guidance MisterMe, you can teach old dogs new tricks!
  5. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    I agree that you don't need to worry about it and just install PSE9 but given that you're new to macs here's a general piece of uninstall advice:

    Get appzapper and instead of just removing a program by dragging it to trash, use appzapper and really get rid of the program. I've been using it for years and have never had a problem.

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