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Vista programs on Win 7
Question about Photoshop Elements 6

 7:14 pm on Mar 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

If a program will run on Vista, will it almost certainly run on Win 7?

Specifically, I want to purchase an older copy of Photoshop Elements 6 (not the new ver 8) to put on a HP Win 7 laptop, but will not buy it if it cannot run on the new OS.

Would appreciate any feedback if anyone has put PS Ele 6 on a Win 7 machine, or is pretty sure that all Vista programs can be installed OK...




 4:21 am on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

I haven't run that particular version on Windows 7, but PSE 7 & 8 work fine. I don't see why it wouldn't work, however if it's a deal breaker for you then Adobe Support would be the people to ask.

Windows 7 is essentially Vista Service Pack 3. That's simplifying things a bit, but in general there isn't that much difference between them. You should be able to run software that runs on Vista on 7 in most cases.


 5:10 pm on Mar 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks Bill. I found a new unopened copy of PSE 6 on eBay for not much $$ so will give it a shot. From other reading I've done, I may have to run it in compatibility mode because my HP laptop with Win 7 is 64 bit, but that would be fine. If it doesn't work then I'll install PSE 6 on an old desktop computer I have here and will get PSE 8, though at a requirement of 1 GB of RAM, it seems like much more of a graphics program than I really need. Will report back what I find when I do the installation later this week...



 1:08 am on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Depending on the version of Windows 7 you have it might be possible to run it in XP Mode. That's like running it in an XP virtual machine. Do keep us posted on how it goes.


 8:43 pm on Mar 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Received PSE 6 in today's mail and it installed on my HP Win 7 64-bit laptop with no problem -- did not even need to go into compatibility mode. I've only played with the program for a short while, but from what I can see, it will work exactly the way I had hoped...



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