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Old Oct 25, 2009, 9:00 AM   #1
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My old PC is dying. So yesterday i built a New much more Powerful Unit.
I have installed Windows 7 -64 bit.
Anybody here used this combo Yet?? I have checked Adobes web site and cannot find anything there.
I see that Adobe has released PSE 8. And i am Sure that that will be compatible with Win 7. But after just spending all that money on a new PC. i Would rather use 7 for awhile.

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Old Oct 25, 2009, 9:51 AM   #2
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Phil, I do not have this exact combo running. However, I'm running Vista 64 bit and am waiting for an e-mail from Dell re. my free upgrade to Win 7. And I am heading out to Best Buy later today to pick up a copy of PSE 8 which they have for $69.99.
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Results appear to be mixed from what I can tell from google searches. For example, here's a post from one user indicating that it crashes when trying to save files from the editor (and another post in that thread has a link to a post from a different user that's seeing the same type of problem):

http://www.elementsvillage.com/forum...d.php?p=488849

I'd try it yourself and see what you get.
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If you're running Win 7 Pro or Ultimate, you can also download Microsoft's XP Mode package and use it:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx

Note that from what I understand, if you want greater than 16 bit color depth, you'll need to mess around with settings, disabling some of the features needed for Remote Desktop, etc. Here's one thread about it:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...3-1a13bfb2e8fd

If you don't have a version of Win 7 that's eligible for the XP mode download, have you got an unused retail copy of XP you could install in a Virtual Machine? Sun Virtualbox is one free solution you may want to look at so that you could run a copy of XP under Win 7. I read a post from someone yesterday on another forum going that route after not liking the way MS implemented color depth settings in XP Mode under Win 7.

http://www.virtualbox.org/
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I am using Widows 7 Ultimate 64Bit, Evaluation copy, Build 7100.

It is very good, well compared to XP, I have never used Vista, it starts and shuts down much faster.

Easier to use, more built in software, the 64 Bit uses all 8Gb of my ram, I have not had one crash.

I use Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 and Raw Therapee for my photos and they work perfectly on Win 7.

I tried PSE7 and AcdSee on XP, found CPSPX2 more powerful and easier, so I bought it, then tried it on W7EC and haven't gone back.

Also Most plug-ins for PS work in CPSPX2, all I have tried any way.

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My next build will be December; I am currently running Vista 64. If you run into compatibility problems, don't forget the "run as" option, which I believe still exists in Win 7. Right click the executable and choose to "run as" Windows XP and see if that fixes the problem. From the previews of Win 7 I have read, this feature should still be there and is not the same as the Windows XP mode included in Ultimate and Pro versions.

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Hi All

Thanks for the Comments and Suggestions!

Jim C: Most likely Will end up just trying it as Suggested. I also looked around On the various Boards and Noted the mixed results. I Will Be running Win 7 Home Premium and Unfortunatly i Dont have a Copy of XP that i could try.

Rodney: Thanks for the info. I also Have CPSPX2 so i need to try that also.

Tim: I have read about the Run as admin. While just browsing the WIN7 help files I Found A thing called Compatibility mode. It States that if a program has issues use this to simulate an older operating System. So if all else fails I Will try that

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Hi all

Update:

Finally have the computer running and All the Software installed. Haven't felt up to
doing much Shooting.
However, I Went out today and took a few to play with. Both PSE7 & PSPX2 seem to work just fine. No crashing.
Also installed Neat Image and that seems fine also.
I Will Keep you up to speed if i find anything else.

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