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Windows 7: Would Photoshop 7 from 2002 be compatible with Windows 7?

03 Jun 2011   #41
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Corel is my main prog that I use ... but PS an old pal of mine that I use from time to time as we have been mates back in the day and I still use it sometimes ... but Corel has a nifty tool to allow us to magnify a section of choice


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03 Jun 2011   #42
digiday

Windows 7 ULT 32 bit
 
 

And to think that us Photoshop snobs used to scoff at Corel Draw files and those that brought them in to digital pre-press centers where I labored. I guess CD has its place in the world.
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03 Jun 2011   #43
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Heheee yeah Corel still has it's flaws (can be a bit unstable at times) but I've yet to find something that was done in PS that I couldn't reproduce using Corel. ....... + it's a dam site cheaper
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03 Jun 2011   #44
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digiday View Post
Hi Artsie, PooMan and Vixen,

I'm no expert on anything, but isn't trying experimental registry hacks sort of like playing Russian Rulet?... one wrong character and the computer is inoperable.

And if, like the Adobe forum expert has advised, Photoshop 7 isn't opening because it is on a hard drive that is just too big for it to understand, then would running it in a virtual Windows XP environment make it work ?... in other words, was PS 7 able to run somehow on a super large hard drive in XP ?... and if it would, would one also need to have a copy of Windows XP to install after installing Virtual PC ?

PooMan, what is the size of the hard drive or the partition that you are running PS 7 on in Windows 7 now ?

Thanks,

digi
If you check the link I gave you, you can download Virtual PC and XP Mode free of charge so it won't cost you a penny.
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03 Jun 2011   #45
digiday

Windows 7 ULT 32 bit
 
 

Okay, back to the topic at hand.

Artsieladie, this contradicts everything we've been discussing in the last few posts.

Adobe-Noel just replied to my last email to him. He says that the Photoshop CS 5 memory cache setting definately will not affect anything for Photoshop 7.

Vixen, was PS 7 able to run on XP with the huge hard drives that we are discussing ?

Otherwise, this would take us back to the size of the hard drive that PS 7 is installed on and first seeing for its memory cache... Noel says that he beleives that the drive size for PS 7's memory cach needs to be one TB or less... and he didn't know that was the size of hard drive that PooMan said his PS 7 memory cache is directed to... so that would make sense. Perhaps it is a terabyte or less that PS 7 needs to see before it'll open up.

Artsieladie will need to weigh in later to tell us what size her new internal hard drive is... maybe a big 2 or 3 terabyte model ? If this is correct, then that would take us back to the option of getting a new, cheap USB or Firewire hard drive, not FLASH type, but a regular hard drive, of one terabyte or less in size and installing Photoshop 7 on that, as opposed to blanking out and partitioning her big internal hard drive.

Who thought large drives could cause so many problems ?

digi
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03 Jun 2011   #46
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

While we've been yapping I've just re-installed win 7 64bit on one of my other PC's I haven't even installed the drivers or nothing it's just raw 1Tb SATA hdd 8Gb Ram no other drives etc. Installed PS 7 made no changes what so ever and ran it (not even as administrator) and it ran with no problems. I even opened an old 180Mb 31 layer PS file from my usb pen drive and it opened in PS7 with no probs. So I really don't know why PS7 won't even start up on the ops PC. maybe un-installing then using something like ccleaner to completely remove it might help then try re-installing it agian ... but I've exhausted all the things I can think of 2 night .....

~But I'll give it another bash 2morrow and see what I can figure out
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03 Jun 2011   #47
digiday

Windows 7 ULT 32 bit
 
 

Okay, so that would coincide with the figure that Adobe-Noel says that PS 7 needs to see in order to open... 1 terabyte or less.

So if Artsie has a drive that is larger than 1 terabyte, then that is likely the problem.

Let us know after you read this volume of exchanges Artsieladie.

digi
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03 Jun 2011   #48
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

"Vixen, was PS 7 able to run on XP with the huge hard drives that we are discussing ?"

It ran fine on XP, but my hard drive was only 560GB. I say only, which seems quite incredible when the first computer I bought had a state-of-the-art 1.2Gb hard drive - it was only 14 years ago.
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03 Jun 2011   #49
digiday

Windows 7 ULT 32 bit
 
 

I know Vixen... I was surprised today to find that the average accessory hard drive is 2 terabytes in size... and it was a bit of a challenge to find the links to the smaller 500 gig and 320 gig models. Even 1999 Macs had comparitively tiny 6 gig drives in the least expensive, $1600 models back then... time they are a changin'.

Since PooMan said that PS 7 works on his Windows 7, and I know that an old copy of Photoshop 5.5 still works on my Windows 7 with no problem on a tiny 160 gig hard drive, that would indicate that Artsie will have success by installing her PS 7 on an average 1 terabyte or smaller hard drive... maybe partition it to have a hundred gigs or so for the part that she installs Photoshop 7 on to be safe.

In this case, smaller is better, I guess... something allot of guys would like to hear!

digi
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08 Jul 2011   #50
digiday

Windows 7 ULT 32 bit
 
 

I guess since Artsieladie hasn't responded in over a month, she was either kidnapped or we (I) scared her away with too much tech talk.

Sorry Artsieladie, I hope you were able to finally open Photoshop 7 on your new machine.

digi
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