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Windows 7: Adobe CS3 in 64-bit Ultimate

04 Sep 2010   #31

Win 7 Ultimate x64
CS3 and Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

I now have Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit as my OS. I installed CS3 (no problems) and not only does it run, but it runs and loads up NOTICEABLY faster on my machine than it did when I was using 32 bit XP Pro.

I tried loading illustrator ver 10 and couldnt get it to run on Win 7 but I dont really care as I have hardly ever used it.

Just ordered Elements 8 to add to my Graphics Programs. Will be ordering Lightroom ver 3 next week.


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15 Nov 2010   #32

Win 7 64-bit

Adobe CS3 installs perfectly and runs perfectly in my Windows 7 64-bit machine - with the exception that InDesign, whilst working normally when it works, repeatedly 'disappears' and has to be reinstalled. Does anyone else have this problem? the other programs in the suite don't seem to have the problem (though admittedly InDesign is the one which gets the most use).
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21 Aug 2011   #33
S in SFL

Windows XP 32 bit now - about to purchase Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
For the sake of wasting 6 hours trying to find out, would it not be easier just to try and install it.
I have the same question as above, but...the reason I'm asking is because I am trying to decide if it's worth the $$ to buy a new Windows 7 X64 computer and if I'll have to buy a ton of new software that I truly don't need. That makes a difference. I'm not just playing with computers for the sake of playing and to 'see if something works'.

So, I'd appreciate hearing if anyone has any new experiences lately with this.

(BTW, Rachelc, I only use Photoshop and not the other parts of the suite, so it's good to know that you seem to be working with it ok at this point. )
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21 Aug 2011   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

I've used Photoshop CS3 with Windows 7 64-Bit and haven't experienced any problems whatsoever.
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21 Aug 2011   #35
S in SFL

Windows XP 32 bit now - about to purchase Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

That's encouraging, SeaVixen! Thank you so much for the response.
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21 Aug 2011   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You're very welcome. Adobe software is not cheap and if what you have does the job, I see no point in wasting hard-earned money.

You may need to download the latest RAW plug-in from Adobe if you shoot in RAW.

Adobe - Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter : For Windows : Camera Raw 4.3.1 update
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21 Aug 2011   #37
S in SFL

Windows XP 32 bit now - about to purchase Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Thank you for the idea. I don't use Photoshop for photography so I don't really have the need for Raw, but I'll mention it to my husband since he uses PS on his laptop for his photography. I actually 'paint' art on the computer digitally, much as I did on canvas many years ago, so I don't often get into the photo tools.
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21 Aug 2011   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

That sounds interesting. I'm not proficient in digital painting, but I do take an awful lot of photographs and find that shooting in RAW means I've always got a digital negative to work with.

Obviously, I don't know your husband's digital workflow, but I shoot in RAW, convert to DNG for compatibility with other software, save as PDF to manipulate the images, and then save the finished article as TIFF or JPEG as required.
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21 Aug 2011   #39
S in SFL

Windows XP 32 bit now - about to purchase Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

He likes to work with raw as well. As far as my photography? The only pictures I take anymore are with the iPhone. he he he We've got a ton of cameras here that we don't use - Canon Digital Elph, Canon Rebel, and he has the big ole monster camera. He wants to start getting back into his photography tho - it's great fun for him. I'm in artwork world every day, so....I'm happy with that.

Oh, and by the way - the reason I'm considering a new computer? I have a perfectly good XPS loaded that is still a very viable laptop. I attempted an update that QuickBooks kept 'demanding' I do. It evidently accessed a file in the XP system that it wasn't supposed to (based on assessment of a few experts I know) and it's caused a huge corruption in a section of the operating system. I've spent (get this) over 46 hours on the phone with various Techs, all with heavy accents who can't seem to understand what's going on. They've now made the system virtually unusable and they even managed to import a virus into my system!!! No Quickbooks (can't bill customers, can't ship, can't invoice, can't track orders at the print office); No photoshop (some sort of registry issue); error codes everywhere; AOL doesn't work (before anyone makes comments about AOL, I have two parents with dementia and a sister who is autistic and AOL is what she knows so that's what we use to communicate). I live by the computer and I'm in hell with this mess. I got rid of the virus (no help from those who brought it in), and it appears that this computer will have to be wiped to clean up their mess.

SO, if I'm going to have to spend weeks trying to reconfigure a computer, I figure I might as well do it on a new one. :::sigh:::: It's not money I'd planned to spend. BUT I've gotta be sure everything will work on it. My other concern (on another thread I started) is about Outlook. Will Outlook 2007 work on the Windows 7 Professional X64 system? I sync my iPhone to and use Outlook extensively. There are many online comments about problems with Outlook 2007 and the Windows 7 Pro X64 system. And I'm not sure that the idiots at Apple have brought themselves up to speed enough to allow to sync to Outlook 2010.

Sorry to ramble - just crazy with this mess. I don't like my life to be so disorganized.
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30 Jan 2012   #40

seven 64bit
Adobe CS3 & CS4 will work in Windows 7 But....

Adobe CS3 & Adobe CS4 will work in systems that have been freshly installed from a Windows 7 disc. The disc you use shouldn't be a Windows 7 w/ service pack 2,3, or whatever. For some reason, Adobe CS3 & Adobe CS4 will work on a Windows 7 64bit system that hasn't been updated. The moment you allow Windows 7 64bit to acquire and install system updates, your version of Adobe CS3/CS4 will cease to work.

When you uninstall and attempt to reinstall on your system, the process will be tripped up on one file (Adobe64??.dll). It will tell you that it cannot find this file on the disc. If you skip this, the install will seem to resume but it will ultimately uninstall itself.

Calling Adobe will solve nothing. They will tell you do everything that you have already tried. When it fails, they will ultimately suggest you purchase their 64bit version of Adobe CS5.5 or greater which may costs $1700 or more. Adobe doesn't care to hear your problems, they only care about money! I wish there was a company that had a competitive product I could use because I seriously think that Adobe has reached a level where they no longer care to resolve the concerns of their customers.

I will be smiling when that day comes. Again.... Adobe CS3/CS4 will not work/install on a completely updated Windows 7 64bit system.

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HP Pavilion 8530f
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Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
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