Reinstalled Lightroom 3 but now not updating to 3.6

LEGEND ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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So after a complete reinstall of my Windows 10 system I had to reinstall all my software. I have two Adobe apps, CS2 which is now completely uninstallable even though I have the original disc, and Lightroom 3 which I can reinstall from the original disc.

I also still have all the LR 3.x update downloads, so I thought after installing 3.0 OK I could then install 3.6 but after that install it wouldn't open. Then after uninstalling 3.6 and reinstalling 3.0 I tried the check for updates via the help menu but then get "The version check was unsuccessful" error. Have Adobe ruined this too?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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Try setting Lightroom 3.6.exe to Windows 8 or 7 Compatibility Mode as outlined at the below article.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/15523-change-compatibility-mode-settings-apps-windows-10-a.html#...

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Explorer ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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When Adobe retired legacy apps (Current version is 10) they stopped providing updates  and published links to the last update. You will need to contact Adobe directly to get a link to your legacy app

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New Here ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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How about installing the updates sequentially.  Perhaps that long ago, the updates were not cumulative so that you might have had to install them one-at-a-time.  Frankly I’m surprised that they run at all on a modern operating system.  Lightroom 3.x is about 9 years out of date.

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