Almost a month ago, I first attempted to install Adobe Creative Suite 3. Today – after five promised-and-not-delivered return calls from Adobe’s tech support team – I managed to get CS3 to install correctly. Over that month, I suffered through 12 failed installations with the “component install failed” error. Each installation took an hour to complete before the problems appeared.
What was the problem? Google Desktop conflicts with the Adobe installer. The Adobe tech who finally called me back just happened to mention it offhand. As soon as I uninstalled Google Desktop, the installation went through without a problem.
Sadly, the installation doesn’t show much fanfare when it’s finally successful. After so much wasted time, I was hoping for some sort of flashy fireworks, but all I got was “The installation completed successfully.” Needless to say, I was just a tad disappointed.