After Effects CS3 crashes soon after launching

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Hi Everyone,

I am facing a problem trying to get After Effects CS3 to work. I could download and install the application without any issues. Then I tried launching the application. After Effects launches a displays the splash screen but soon afterwards an error message is displayed and the application crashes. I tried installing After Effects on a Windows XP SP2 machine as well as Vista ultimate SP1 machine. But this software does not work on either of the machines. The error message suggested that I look for a solution at the Adobe support website. But I was not able to find a solution here among the known issues. Then I tried to uninstall and reinstall the software. But still this error persists. I tried running the application as administrator and repairing permissions too. But none of this helped me to improve my situation any further. What else can I try? Can anyone else give me some suggestions to resolve this problem? Many thanks in advance for all your ideas.

After Effects can’t continue: sorry, After Effects has crashed. See http://www.adobe.com/support/products/aftereffect.html for known issues. If you still can’t resolve the issue, Please contact Abode Technical Support (2).

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After Effects CS3 crashes soon after launching

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Good thing you mentioned the operating systems where you installed Adobe After Effects CS3 so I will have a background of your platforms. But unfortunately, there is really no way you can install Adobe After Effects CS3 on your computers with those operating systems even if you upgrade Windows XP to Service Pack 3 and Windows Vista to the latest Service Pack.

It’s still no use. Because none of your operating systems are compatible with Adobe After Effects CS3. Adobe After Effects CS3 works only with Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows 8 or Microsoft Windows 8.1. The only way you can install Adobe After Effects CS3 is to upgrade Windows Vista and Windows XP to Windows 7.

To upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7, see the instructions at Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7. To upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7, visit Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7. If you wish to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 8.1 from Windows XP or Windows Vista, you need to do a clean installation from a DVD because both of these two operating systems are not designed for upgrade to Windows 8.1.

The error you are experiencing is the result of the program crashing because of incompatibility.

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