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Conflict with DW8 and Windows7

     

Shado

5:41 pm on Jul 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Is anyone else having hassles using DW8 in Windows7?

Ever since I had Windows7 installed my DW closes down at random intervals which is a pain when I have coded a huge chunk before saving. I have searched the internet for a fix and have tried all the suggests but none have worked.

coopster

12:59 am on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes. I'm not certain what version of DW but it was bundled in the most recent CS* distribution from Adobe and failed so often on Windows 7 64-bit that the developer ended up using Eclipse for development and ditching DW because of lost work.

Shado

8:54 am on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I wish I had the luxury to replace my DW - I'm currently looking at open source editors because the frustration and loss of work is getting to me.

coopster

12:49 pm on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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She became so frustrated she had no choice. I was asked to try and help analyze and figure out the issue, but came up empty. You are right, all the online docs and support were of no help. I was actually beginning to wonder if it wasn't an OS issue as opposed to DW issue.

Shado

4:16 pm on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Well DW worked fine on XP - never crashed once - I've only been having this problem since I got W7. I hope DW brings out a fix soon.

Any suggestions on open source programs that might work?

coopster

12:11 pm on Jul 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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For an IDE I use Eclipse exclusively. I don't use a GUI for layout development so if you need an application for that you might check out some of the open source software to supplement, like Kompozer.

MilGal

11:52 pm on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)



maybe this is because DW8 it's old for the platform windows 7. And it's not compatible at all. I suggest you to try DW cs2 minimum for w7, i'm using cs5 version it's version 11 build 4964, and i dont have issues. Because this version is full compatible with w7 64 bits, i'm on w7 ultimate 64 bits.
 

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