With the release of the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) 2015 versions of its applications, Adobe has changed the behavior of how prior installations are handled. The short of it is that installing new Creative Cloud CC applications uninstalls prior CC versions. For most people, that’s a good thing. For some, it can be an undesired behavior.
The fix is easy.
- Click Update beside the CC application you’d like to update.
- In the next dialog, click the light grey Advanced Options item.
- When the dialog expands, uncheck Remove Old Versions to install the new version of the selected app while retaining any prior versions you have installed.
- Finally, click the Update button to begin the installation of the CC 2015 application.
Simple. Easy. Done. Enjoy your new Adobe Creative Cloud applications alongside your prior versions!
For specifics on the differences in installers, see my friend Bob Levine’s blog.