Should I uninstall previous versions of adobe software when I install a new version?

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Mar 09, 2015 Mar 09, 2015

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I have been using Creative Cloud for a couple of years now and have always wondered why I would need an older version of the software. Considering these unused versions of software are just sitting on my hard drive and taking up space.... can anyone think of any good reason why I shouldn't uninstall these old software versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.?

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LEGEND , Mar 09, 2015 Mar 09, 2015
It can depend on which versions these older versions are.  If they are Cloud versions then I wouldn't think twice about getting rid of the older ones.  But if they are from a Creative Suite you might find that they have functionality that the newer versions had stripped out of them  Flash, for instance, had a number of useful functional elements ripped out of it when they came out with the Cloud version.

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It can depend on which versions these older versions are.  If they are Cloud versions then I wouldn't think twice about getting rid of the older ones.  But if they are from a Creative Suite you might find that they have functionality that the newer versions had stripped out of them  Flash, for instance, had a number of useful functional elements ripped out of it when they came out with the Cloud version.

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if you have tested the new version and it works (doesnt crash) for example, some people are reporting crashes with the latest adobe premiere 2021 release, so if things are going well, and you have backed up your brushes, patterns, actions and workspaces, then delete the previous one. 

 

Also with the latest premiere, it doesnt support older graphics cards without a DCH driver, basically it means buying  a new graphics card, for that reason I keep the Premiere 2019 as it is the only one compatable with my system.

 

So yea check things work before deleting the older one.

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