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Illustrator AI files compatibility 32 bit vs 64 bit

Jul 25, 2013 11:36 AM

Hi everyone

In early August, I will purchase a new tower with Windows 7 64 bit and install Adobe Creative Suite  CS6

 

I'd like to create my fabric designs in ILLUSTRATOR on the new machine, but print on a special printer attached to my OLD tower which is a Windows XP 32 bit Operating System.  I will install the upgrade from CS5 to CS6 for Illustrator on the old tower ....

 

So does CS6 on a 64 bit tower have a SAVE AS for 32 bit so I can use my old tower for the printing needs ?

 
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    Jul 25, 2013 4:19 PM   in reply to ladywatson

    "So does CS6 on a 64 bit tower have a SAVE AS for 32 bit so I can use my old tower for the printing needs ?"

     

    no--but it doesn't matter--in your case the operating systems are 32 and 64--the files created are identical and will open on either machine!

     
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    Jul 25, 2013 9:04 PM   in reply to ladywatson

    at work we use MACs which are 64bit and we are running CS5, CS5.5, CS6, and CC (aka CS7)--at home I have 2 PCs running 32 bit systems--I can open files from work at home and vice versa (my home computers are machines that I built and the apps that I've acquired are all 32bit--doesn't seem necessary to upgrade apps and it would cost a bundle to upgrade my machines-new motherboard, new ram, etc--so I stay with the 32bit windows OS's) ...besides--there is nothing in CS6 that I need at home, so am sticking with CS5-- but that's my personal preference. Also, if needed, I can remote login to my work machine to use ALL the newer apps.

    Good luck with your process...am out

     
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    Jul 26, 2013 7:56 PM   in reply to ladywatson

    1.where are you going to get a 'new' machine with Win7 on it? almost all 'new' machines come with Win8.

    2. am not sure that CS6 will run on XP (online info indicates that it will) but some of the CS6 installers could choke when trying to upgrade an XP machine--(solution--no need to upgrade to CS6 on the XP macine-if you're buying CS6 for the Win7 machine).

    3. are your machines going to be networked together?

    4. depending on how old your 'workhorse' printer is...there may not be 64bit drivers available for it!

     

    finally--IF you network your machines--you can simply 'share' the printer that's connected to the XP machine and you should be able to print to it from the Win7 machine.

     
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