Can I run Adobe CS (version 1) on a Windows 7 laptop?
March 19, 2014 9:43 AM Subscribe
I have an old copy of Adobe Photoshop that I desperately want to run on my much newer laptop. Is it possible? I am a fumbling luddite - pretend I'm your 80 year-old grandparent when you explain anything techie to me.
posted by Mael Oui to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Laptop info: Lenovo, Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64-bit operating system - What other info do you need and where do I need to go to find it?
Software info: Adobe Creative Suite Premium (I'm just installing Photoshop).. it's copywritten 2003, so I assume this is Creative Suite 1 (CS Premium). I used it on a Windows 2k computer.
This is the information about system requirements I found, but I still don't know if my current system can utilize the software, or if something can be done to accommodate it: "Adobe Photoshop CS requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 or higher. Please note that Photoshop CS does not support Windows 3.1.x, Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4."
Let me know if there's any other info I can provide. I have read various claims saying it's possible (and various claims saying it's impossible), but I didn't understand the installation instructions (I don't really want to install an earlier operating system). I'm REALLY slow when it comes to technology. I've been trying to use GIMP as a substitute, and it's just not cutting it. Buying a new copy of Photoshop isn't really an option. Besides, I spent a mint on this when it came out, and I don't want to see that investment go down the drain.