This package ran okay on my Windows 7 64 bit PC. I upgraded the Windows 7 PC to 64 bit Windows 8. Reinstalled all software including CS6. Dreamweaver will not start and comes up with a Error 7b. I have updated all the drivers including the graphics card. It seems that all CS6 programs that load up in a 32 bit mode are suspect in Windows 8. I have downloaded and updated all Adobe programs but still a problem. Looking for ideas as Adobe help is only Monday to Friday.
7b is a hardware related STOP error from Windows.
Usually caused due to faulty installations.
Instead of re-installing, can you try cleaning all traces of installations of Adobe CS6 using CS Cleaner: http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cscleanertool.html
Then, install CS6 afresh? See if this fixes it.
Other than that, there have been no official reports of DW not running on 64bit Win 8.
Thanks for the suggestion, I did try the CS cleaner and actually went through the registry deleting all bits of Adobe. Did a clean install with no luck. If it is a "hardware" fault, would it not have shown up when running 64 bit windows 7.
I have looked at which of the Adobe apps (CS6) do not run and it seems that any loaded as 32 bit are possible problems.
Is there a way to tell which piece of hardware is stopping dreamweaver (like what does it need to start up).
I also started windows 8 in "Safe Mode" and still the same problem so it does not seem to be a driver conflict.
More thoughts please
When you upgraded Win7 to Win8, was that process itself a clean install - meaning did you reformat the hard drive (or use a separate hard drive) thereby installing a fresh copy of Win 8?
I recently upgraded to Win 8 64bit as well, and from Win7 64bit, but I didn't want to run the risk of loosing access to any of my Win7 Apps or files should I find Win8 unbearable, so I ran the upgrade on a separate hard drive, which gave me the option to boot into either 7 or 8. Actually, Vista is on a third drive, left over from my Win7 upgrade in 2009. ;-)
I'm about 3 weeks in, and so far I have had no problems at all with any CS6 app on Windows 8. 8 seems faster, more responsive, but that could be because it's a new installation.
When I said earlier 7b is a hardware related error, it may also be a I/O control issue on your memory. We don't know where Windows is going wrong.
Can you try to see if there is an error report/ crash report from Event Viewer in Windows for DW? If so, can you post that here?
It was an upgrade and I would not recommend it. Afterwards I did a refresh and that was the end of everything.
Have since put win 8 on a separate drive and formatted it and all is okay so possible problem was the "upgrade" method
No error report I can find showing a DW error.
I have formatted a separate drive and installed a clean install of win 8 loaded CS6 and all seems good at the moment. As this drive is a small drive I will image it over to a larger drive now that it works.
I will not chase down the problem any further unless the image does not work on the drive that is currently the version that has a problem.
Thanks for the help