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Sep 14, 2012 23:25 |  #1

From http://gurusunleashed.​com …toshop-and-windows-xp.php (external link)

The Photoshop team would like to provide advanced notice that Photoshop CS6 (external link) (13.0) will be the last major version of Photoshop to support Windows XP. (Photoshop CS6 does not support Windows Vista.) In addition, all subsequent Photoshop feature updates specifically for Creative Cloud (external link) members will no longer support Windows XP. Leveraging advances available on newer operating systems and hardware allows us to deliver significantly better performance, and focus our innovation efforts around the areas of the greatest benefit to our customers.

Photoshop CS6 already demonstrates that relying on a modern operating system, graphics cards/GPUs and graphics drivers can lead to substantial improvements in 3D (external link), Blur Gallery (external link) and Lighting Effect features (external link) not available to Windows XP customers. The team hopes that by providing this information early it will help you understand our current decisions around operating system support and where we we’re headed with future releases of Photoshop. We encourage all customers who are currently using Windows XP to begin making their migration plans now so they can fully take advantage of future Photoshop innovations as soon as they are available.


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Sep 15, 2012 12:37 |  #2

They have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to supporting older OS. With Windows 8 looming it makes sense that they would no longer support XP though it is one of their more solid versions. I was more than happy with XP but then bought a new laptop that had Windows 7 on it and really like that now. It didn't take me long to move all my computers to 7 after that.


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Sep 15, 2012 15:16 |  #3

XP is 11 years old. 11. I'm surprised CS6 supports it.


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Sep 15, 2012 22:47 |  #4

Thing that surprises me in the OP is the line that CS6 supports XP but not Vista. Why would a program be able to run on both XP and 7 but not on Vista?

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Sep 16, 2012 00:35 |  #5

Windows 7 has a lot of black magic voodoo to allow programs that broke on vista to start working again.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 00:02 |  #6

BigAl007 wrote in post #14997123 (external link)
Thing that surprises me in the OP is the line that CS6 supports XP but not Vista. Why would a program be able to run on both XP and 7 but not on Vista?

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"Supports" is not the same as "will run on". CS6 runs perfectly fine on my Vista machine. But I suspect that if I ran into some kind of glitch, their support department would not work with me to troubleshoot it because it isn't officially "supported".

XP has long been a tried and true OS for many businesses. The last I checked, there were about 3 times as many businesses using XP than were using Vista. Many have since upgraded to Win7 but skipped Vista altogether. Adobe likely had to keep supporting it because of the number of businesses still using XP. Apparently that number has dwindled to the point where they are comfortable cutting it off.


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Sep 17, 2012 01:56 |  #7

BigAl007 wrote in post #14997123 (external link)
Thing that surprises me in the OP is the line that CS6 supports XP but not Vista. Why would a program be able to run on both XP and 7 but not on Vista?

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Vista sucks balls and XP is awesome.


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Sep 19, 2012 14:34 |  #8

I did computer support in a big manufacturing plant and we skipped Vista, and I skipped Vista on my home workstation. I used XP, 32-bit, until just a few months ago (when LR4 came out). I heard good stories about both Win7x64 and LR4, making a compelling case to install Win7x64 on my system. Plus, I was using it on a laptop with no contrary issues. And, a POTN friend helped me to get LR4!!!

A big plus to moving to Win7x64 is the fact that the 64-bit system supports more RAM!


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