I downloaded Photoshop CS (Photoshop 8) for Windows 7. When I tried to open it I get the follow error message:

No valid interface language is present

How do I fix this?

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    Photoshop CS8 ???? Man, time flies, the last version I've heard of is the CS4 !!! – Snark Oct 26 '09 at 15:10
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    Windows 7 doubles your productivity ! – Gnoupi Oct 26 '09 at 15:19
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    Folks stop downvoting him, please. His question is pertinent and well formulated. It just so happens most photoshop localized versions don't have this problem, so its natural we don't know about it. It's however a common problem with the Arabic versions. – A Dwarf Oct 26 '09 at 15:36
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    @Gnoupi; I believe you can download a purchased copy straight off adobe.com. – Phoshi Oct 26 '09 at 15:38
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    If not for the back and forth of these comments, this question would still be very unclear and not helpful to anyone. – random Oct 26 '09 at 16:16

This is a problem with the Arabic versions of Photoshop.

You may want to check the solution found on an Arabic forum which roughly translates to this:

  • After the install, open up the Control Panel
  • Open up Region and Language
  • The following dialog will appear:

    Photoshop dialog in Arabic

  • Follow the numbered steps to switch language to English (United States).

  • Restart Photoshop.
  • I can read Arabic and this is actually the solution of this problem. That link talks about version 8 of Photoshop, and I think this is what the OP is asking about. Great find. +1 – Moayad Mardini Oct 26 '09 at 15:37
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    Great edit, Eight, clear and giving the actual answer without following a link. – Gnoupi Oct 26 '09 at 16:30
  • It be even better if someone with arabic knowledge could translate that image. – A Dwarf Oct 26 '09 at 17:03
  • According to the formats shown, I would guess it says to switch language and region to English(US). (Then to click apply, and then ok, which could be shortened in ok only). – Gnoupi Oct 26 '09 at 18:19
  • (After further checking, "United States" is indeed written between the parenthesis) – Gnoupi Oct 26 '09 at 18:29