Dreamweaver 8 (studio 8, 2004) worked for 2 days on my 64-bit Windows 7 system. After an accidental shutdown the 32-bit program flickers, then disappears without starting.__

Dreamweaver 8 worked fine for the first few days on my Windows 7 computer.
Oddly the companion program, fireworks, is just fine.
I accidentally hit the power strip and turned the computer off. Since then it it won't open. When I try to open it, it flickers on, then disappears. Same thing happens when I try to get the 8.02 patch from macromedia.
 Yes, it's an older version, but I am reluctant to buy CS4 since it's not quite compatible and they're coming out with CS5 sometime this year.
Does the flickering signal something worse with my computer?
Any way to get this 32-bit program running again?

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Last updated July 20, 2018 Views 4,145 Applies to:

Hi Myles Nagapoleen,


Welcome to Microsoft Answers.

From your problem description, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with your computer. You just need to install the  8.02 patch to make Dreamweaver work.

Here’s a trick to install 8.02 patch of Dreamweaver on Windows 7 machine.

1.     Download the file from the link below.


2.      Unzip the installer to a folder which can be easily located.

3.     Now run a command prompt in elevated mode.

To do so,

a)      Go to start and type cmd in the search field.

b)      Right click on cmd from the list and choose run as Administrator.

4.     Navigate to the saved folder where patchpackage.msp file is located and type in the following.

msiexec /update patchpackage.msp

5.     Press Enter.

6.     The patch will begin to install.

By now you should have successfully installed 
8.02 patch.


Shinmila H - Microsoft Support

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