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AAM Registration Notifier, and other programs, can I upgrade to MacOS catalina?

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Aug 26, 2020

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I want to upgrade  to MacOS Catalina. I have Adobe CC 2020 installed and all the programs and the launcher are up to date. I still see this in system stats. These programs are 32 bit. What do I do? just leave them be? I read somewhere these programs are antiquated and not used by CC 2020. is that right?

 

PS: this is the System Information app, not Activity Monitor.

 

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No, it's not the same. Catalina can neither run nor uninstall 32-bit apps.  You should uninstall old software  BEFORE you load your new OS. 

 

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AAM Registration Notifier, and other programs, can I upgrade to MacOS catalina?

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I want to upgrade  to MacOS Catalina. I have Adobe CC 2020 installed and all the programs and the launcher are up to date. I still see this in system stats. These programs are 32 bit. What do I do? just leave them be? I read somewhere these programs are antiquated and not used by CC 2020. is that right?

 

PS: this is the System Information app, not Activity Monitor.

 

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

No, it's not the same. Catalina can neither run nor uninstall 32-bit apps.  You should uninstall old software  BEFORE you load your new OS. 

 

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unless you're running parallels or something similar, catalina can't run 32 bit programs.

 

ntl, you can always experiment and terminate processes to see if there are any undesired consequences.

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I recommend a fresh install.  Before you upgrade to Catalina, remove all Adobe Apps & utilities. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

 

After upgrading to Catalina, re-start computer & install Creative Cloud.

 

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Good Idea! cant I also do the opposite,  install Catalina first then reinstall Adobe CC if I encounter problems? Or is that different? 

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No, it's not the same. Catalina can neither run nor uninstall 32-bit apps.  You should uninstall old software  BEFORE you load your new OS. 

 

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Good to know! Couldn't the CC cleaner tool still uninstall 32 bit CC programs even on Catalina? Isn't that it's purpose?

 

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/fix-macos-64-bit-compatibility-errors.html 

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The official recommendation is to uninstall old apps first. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/fix-macos-64-bit-compatibility-errors.html

 

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