Adobe pushed out an upgrade of its Creative Suite. I installed it, as prompted. This is what happens when I try to run any element of the Suite after the install:
Click on the modal dialog box and the program closes. For extra redundancy, there’s a second error message that reads “licensing for this product has stopped working.” But I am impressed that I wasn’t merely able to get the programs to fail, but that I got them to fail “catastrophically.”
Now where are those install discs?
Update: I was able to fix it, thanks to restarting a cranky DRM engine. (MSCONFIG is truly a Windows user’s best friend.) Yet another case in which copy protection and productivity don’t go hand-in-hand. The problem is solved, but the great error message lives on.