I 'fixed' the issue a couple of weeks ago, but as PS is updated regularly, the old version I was successfully using was decomissioned and now NONE of the available versions are going to work for me. I can't just go buy a new computer and I have work that needs done NOW. Is there any way to get an older version of PS without stealing or getting some kind of malware?
Is this definitely a safe place to download from?
Yes. Prodesigntools has been offering download links to Adobe software for over a decade
The operator of the website is a regular in these forums.
The links found there are safe and are not found anywhere else - not even on Adobe's website. If you browse the forums, you'll frequently see forum regulars posting Prodesigntools links to older versions of Adobe apps. software.
I've moved this from the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the Download and Install forum.
Great question i believe having tyhe option to use not the latest version should be integrated in the installer as it is in wondows and other. usually even updates have to be chose as they break with the latest windows quite often.
i believe having tyhe option to use not the latest version should be integrated in the installer
You can choose not to automatically update and also to keep the old versions when updating in the Creative Cloud desktop.