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I have asked  this question before and been given the wrong answer and yet nobody else came on with the right answer, so I am asking again. I hate cloud technology.  I dont trust it.  I can't think if a better way to ask to be hacked than by using cloud technology. Cloud technology slows down my internet connection, and I also dont trust corporations at all, and that includes Adobe.  How do I know they are not selling my information?  I don't.  please read the entire problem before answering because if I am given the wrong answer again I promise I will not reply politely. This is a multi part question.

I have CS6.  A downloaded version,  not the cloud version.  I will not use any software online for the reasons listed above.  a few months ago during an update,  adobe creative cloud was launched on my desktop. I cant close it most of the time because the drop down menu is just a big white box with nothing in it.  sometimes it is that way for months before one day out o f the blue the box actually opens properly and there is a close button I can use,  but then the next time I reboot the computer,  adobe creative cloud automatically opens again and the same problem occurs where the drop down menu is just a big blank box with nothing in it.  so the first part of this question is:  Why is the drop down menu a big blank white box with nothing in it? Please scroll down below the the screenshot to read the rest
of the question.
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The next part of the question is that I asked on here one time about how to prevent adobe cloud from opening at startup.  I was given an answer, which worked temporarily, but then the next time I upgraded creative cloud began opening at startup again. 

I asked a question on this forum again, this time about deleting creative cloud from my laptop altogether, and and was given the answer about how to prevent it from opening at startup, again.  That is not what I asked.  I replied that that was not the answer I was looking for and would somebody please give me the right answer.  That was months ago and nobody else answered the question.

I have now found this website: Uninstall the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application. What I want to know is this:  If I delete creative cloud from my laptop together and never re-install it,  how badly will it affect the functionality of illustrator, Photoshop or indesign? I used these programs for decades before creative cloud was ever invented and I will be very happy if I can do that again.

Please answer this question thoroughly or dont answer it at all. it is very frustrating when the people answering my questions clearly know less than I do on the subject. I have been an adobe user since September 1990.  Remember the most important factor to consider in the answer to the question is that I HATE cloud technology and I REFUSE to use it.  Please help me get off the cloud.

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Correct answer by John T Smith | Most Valuable Participant

The update manager that came with CS6 has been replaced by the Cloud update manager, which is why you see "the Cloud" on your computer How do I prevent Creative Cloud from taking over my CS6 perpetual license?

As far as I know, the only way to do what you want is to DE-activate your CS6 and then uninstall everything Adobe... then reinstall and reactivate CS6... and when you do, set the CS6 update manager to NEVER check for updates

You would then need to do your own check for updates... should only be one time, since CS6 is 3+ years old and no longer being updated

Updates start here and select product, read to see if you need to install updates in number order, or if the updates are cumulative for the individual product http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

If that isn't what you want... it is everything I know

ADDED for Windows 10 (may work for Win8 but I'm not sure)

After you have your CS6 working, you may want to stop the update manager and/or Cloud from running at startup

1-Right click the Windows button on the lower left

2-select Task Manager

2b you may need to select the option in the lower left corner to see the Startup tab

3-select the Startup tab

4-Disable the Adobe services you don't want to run

--including, but not limited to...

--Adobe Creative Cloud

--Adobe CS6 Service Manager

--Adobe Updater Startup Utility

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Get off the cloud

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I have asked  this question before and been given the wrong answer and yet nobody else came on with the right answer, so I am asking again. I hate cloud technology.  I dont trust it.  I can't think if a better way to ask to be hacked than by using cloud technology. Cloud technology slows down my internet connection, and I also dont trust corporations at all, and that includes Adobe.  How do I know they are not selling my information?  I don't.  please read the entire problem before answering because if I am given the wrong answer again I promise I will not reply politely. This is a multi part question.

I have CS6.  A downloaded version,  not the cloud version.  I will not use any software online for the reasons listed above.  a few months ago during an update,  adobe creative cloud was launched on my desktop. I cant close it most of the time because the drop down menu is just a big white box with nothing in it.  sometimes it is that way for months before one day out o f the blue the box actually opens properly and there is a close button I can use,  but then the next time I reboot the computer,  adobe creative cloud automatically opens again and the same problem occurs where the drop down menu is just a big blank box with nothing in it.  so the first part of this question is:  Why is the drop down menu a big blank white box with nothing in it? Please scroll down below the the screenshot to read the rest
of the question.
Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 11.16.35 AM.png

The next part of the question is that I asked on here one time about how to prevent adobe cloud from opening at startup.  I was given an answer, which worked temporarily, but then the next time I upgraded creative cloud began opening at startup again. 

I asked a question on this forum again, this time about deleting creative cloud from my laptop altogether, and and was given the answer about how to prevent it from opening at startup, again.  That is not what I asked.  I replied that that was not the answer I was looking for and would somebody please give me the right answer.  That was months ago and nobody else answered the question.

I have now found this website: Uninstall the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application. What I want to know is this:  If I delete creative cloud from my laptop together and never re-install it,  how badly will it affect the functionality of illustrator, Photoshop or indesign? I used these programs for decades before creative cloud was ever invented and I will be very happy if I can do that again.

Please answer this question thoroughly or dont answer it at all. it is very frustrating when the people answering my questions clearly know less than I do on the subject. I have been an adobe user since September 1990.  Remember the most important factor to consider in the answer to the question is that I HATE cloud technology and I REFUSE to use it.  Please help me get off the cloud.

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Correct answer by John T Smith | Most Valuable Participant

The update manager that came with CS6 has been replaced by the Cloud update manager, which is why you see "the Cloud" on your computer How do I prevent Creative Cloud from taking over my CS6 perpetual license?

As far as I know, the only way to do what you want is to DE-activate your CS6 and then uninstall everything Adobe... then reinstall and reactivate CS6... and when you do, set the CS6 update manager to NEVER check for updates

You would then need to do your own check for updates... should only be one time, since CS6 is 3+ years old and no longer being updated

Updates start here and select product, read to see if you need to install updates in number order, or if the updates are cumulative for the individual product http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

If that isn't what you want... it is everything I know

ADDED for Windows 10 (may work for Win8 but I'm not sure)

After you have your CS6 working, you may want to stop the update manager and/or Cloud from running at startup

1-Right click the Windows button on the lower left

2-select Task Manager

2b you may need to select the option in the lower left corner to see the Startup tab

3-select the Startup tab

4-Disable the Adobe services you don't want to run

--including, but not limited to...

--Adobe Creative Cloud

--Adobe CS6 Service Manager

--Adobe Updater Startup Utility

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The update manager that came with CS6 has been replaced by the Cloud update manager, which is why you see "the Cloud" on your computer How do I prevent Creative Cloud from taking over my CS6 perpetual license?

As far as I know, the only way to do what you want is to DE-activate your CS6 and then uninstall everything Adobe... then reinstall and reactivate CS6... and when you do, set the CS6 update manager to NEVER check for updates

You would then need to do your own check for updates... should only be one time, since CS6 is 3+ years old and no longer being updated

Updates start here and select product, read to see if you need to install updates in number order, or if the updates are cumulative for the individual product http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

If that isn't what you want... it is everything I know

ADDED for Windows 10 (may work for Win8 but I'm not sure)

After you have your CS6 working, you may want to stop the update manager and/or Cloud from running at startup

1-Right click the Windows button on the lower left

2-select Task Manager

2b you may need to select the option in the lower left corner to see the Startup tab

3-select the Startup tab

4-Disable the Adobe services you don't want to run

--including, but not limited to...

--Adobe Creative Cloud

--Adobe CS6 Service Manager

--Adobe Updater Startup Utility

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THANK YOU. MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.

I WOULD RATHER SPEND TIME BEING CREATIVE THAN SPENDING HOURS ON LEARNING THE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE THIS SOFTWARE WORK. AND OF COURSE, THIS IS OUR PROPERTY WHICH IS BEING HIDDEN OR REMOVED WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION.

PLEASE MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOUR CLIENTS TO USE THE PRODUCT. CHOOSING NOT TO USE CREATIVE CLOUD IS OUR RIGHT, BASED ON OUR CHOICES WE NEED TO BE ACCOMMODATED IN AN EASIER SAFER MANNER.

 

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thank you , that is the best answer I have ever gotten.   🙂

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In addition:

If you install Creative Cloud on a computer where you already have Creative Suite 6 programs (CS6) installed, it will activate those apps with Creative Cloud because CS6 is also included with Creative Cloud. If you uninstall Creative Cloud, you will need to reinstall your old non Creative Cloud CS6 version.

FAQ: How do I uninstall Creative Cloud Apps?

If you have a Creative Cloud membership and want to use either the current version or CS6 with your membership and you are still getting the white screen, then you should see this FAQ:FAQ: What should I do if I get a blank white screen, spinning wheel, or my CC app will not open?

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If you install Creative Cloud on a computer where you already have Creative Suite 6 programs (CS6) installed, it will activate those apps with Creative Cloud because CS6 is also included with Creative Cloud. If you uninstall Creative Cloud, you will need to reinstall your old non Creative Cloud CS6 version.

Pattie-F  wrote

If you install Creative Cloud on a computer where you already have Creative Suite 6 programs (CS6) installed, it will activate those apps with Creative Cloud because CS6 is also included with Creative Cloud. If you uninstall Creative Cloud, you will need to reinstall your old non Creative Cloud CS6 version.

This is really a crappy way to treat customers. I'm sure there was a 'good' reason for doing this for Adobe's sake, but corrupting a perpetual license installation when loading a later version of subscription SW that requires a completely reinstall to remove is not only unprofessional, but ridiculous. Shame.

And now I'm facing the issue that CC has highjacked all my windows file associations from CS6, my main apps, so that my workflow is completely ruined without a substantial amount of manual reconfigure in Windows. Again, shame.

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You actually don't need to reinstall CS6. You only have to take steps to reactivate on your system. Please check out the help link given in the previous post, just above your comment.

Adobe has said elsewhere that the reason they had to do it that way was because CS6 (from 2012) was built with a single method of activation. As you pointed out, CS6 was later included in Creative Cloud, so the subscription method supplants the perpetual method when CC is installed.

Then if CC is uninstalled, the original CS6 activation can be restored with those steps above.

As for the file associations, that's nothing new to CC. It has been a common problem when juggling different Adobe software versions going back to the beginning. It's usually not too difficult to reassociate.

File associations broken | Uninstall Adobe Creative Suite applications | Windows

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I can't uninstall CC on my Mac. I have tried uninstalling Illustrator CC and then opening CS6 but I get a message asking me to renew my CC subscription. I do not want to do this. I want to use my CS6 Illustrator that I paid for. How can I get this back up and working?

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Hi Liz, see the help page shared in reply #19 above... Basically you have to deactivate and reactivate CS6 to re-enable it after CC is uninstalled.

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The problem is that I never intentionally installed creative cloud in the first place.  I actually made an effort to not install it,  but it ended up getting installed anyway during an update a year or so ago.

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also I'm not sure if I can reinstall creative suite 6, because I was never sent a CD for it,  It was downloaded directly from the website of Sheridan College because it was included in my student fees when I went back to school 3.5 years ago. All I have is my registration number.  I would have to download it from adobe again, and they would not give me the non creative cloud version. this means that I would have to download a torrent and use my own registration number on the torrent.  I don't want to do that.

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