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Lightroom 5 will not work with Windows Vista? What do I do now? Why was this not listed?

Jun 22, 2013 3:12 PM

I just purchased Lightroom 5 and in my efforts to download I received a message indicating I need Windows 7 or newer. I have Vista. What do I have to do now and why is this requirement listed in the material requirements?

 
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    Jun 22, 2013 3:41 PM   in reply to bradtrick

    bradtrick wrote:

     

    why is this requirement listed in the material requirements?

    It is listed in the Tech Specs

     

    http://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop-lightroom/tech-specs.html

     

    Windows

    • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8

     

    No Vista mentioned. Not supported.

     
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    Jun 22, 2013 7:39 PM   in reply to bradtrick

    It won't work with mac 10.6.8 either.... any suggestions

     
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    Jun 22, 2013 9:56 PM   in reply to Dot Ward
     
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    Jun 22, 2013 11:50 PM   in reply to Dot Ward

    Dot Ward wrote:

     

    It won't work with mac 10.6.8 either.... any suggestions

    Correct.

     

    You must either upgrade to OSX 10.7 or 10.8 or get a new computer.

     
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    Jun 28, 2013 10:21 AM   in reply to bradtrick

    Yes I've just been caught too. Paid for and downloaded the upgrade from 4 to 5 only to find the pop up message half way through installing. No mention during purchase process. Strange thing is that I installed and used the beta version last April and had no problem with it. Very anoyed they no longer support Vista which I am quite happy with. Do I really have to buy Windows 7 or even a new computer to run LR5?  Can we persuade Adobe to un-block it for Vista even if they don't support it as it clearly works fine (on the beta version)? 

    Roger D

     
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