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Win 7 and DW 8

May 2, 2012 9:00 PM

Tags: #dreamweaver #dw

I'm a bit late tot he Win 7 crowd but I like to wait till it is stable and proven.

I just put an SSD and win 7 in my Sony Vaio VGN SZ330p and I think I'll get another 5 years out if it, unless I kill my self first (MS and Adobe may facilitate that)


I use Studio 8 because it works and I'm not going to spend another $800 bucks to get som reworked crap.


I have tried all the different settings for the xp compatibility mode and it still don't wotk right. I have not been able to add the document or standard tool bars. And it crashes randomly.


Whats up. MS and Adobe just want us to spend more money on crapy software??


I guess, I'm just getting old.



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    May 2, 2012 11:18 PM   in reply to webbdawg

    I suspect you've got two options for satisfactory performance:


    1) Run DW8 on a Win XP machine

    2) Run DW CS6 on your Win 7 machine


    I think you'll be permanently frustrated trying to run DW8 on Win 7.

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    May 3, 2012 7:05 AM   in reply to webbdawg

    I have DW 8 (and the rest of Studio 8) on a 64 bit, Windows 7 Ultimate machine and have not had any problems.

    I use it while traveling and regularly run both Flash 8 and DW 8. I don't remember ever having to adjust any special compatability mode stuff.

    Of course, that doesn't mean that it will work smoothly for you... but still... it works OK for me.

    Best wishes,


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    May 6, 2012 2:58 PM   in reply to webbdawg

    Did you get the DW 8.0.2 update?   It provided some fixes that made DW8 more stable.


    If you can't get DW8 to play nice with Win7, consider joining the Creative Cloud.





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