I am a newbe to this forum (just joined today) and have a very lot to learn about it. I am presently using Photoshop CS3 with a Windows XP (32bit) system. I want to purchase a new computer with Windows 7 (64 bit) operating system. Will my CS3 run on this new computer? Will it be beter to upgrade to Photoshop CS4? What is the cost to upgrade from CS3 to CS4, I did not see it posted on the Adobe www site. I would appreciate any information that will be helpfull in my transition from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7 (64 bit) systems.
Thanks, Norm Perry
Njperry wrote:What is the cost to upgrade from CS3 to CS4, I did not see it posted on the Adobe www site. I would appreciate any information that will be helpfull in my transition from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7 (64 bit) systems.
Top of the page! http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/photoshop/
And there is a section on Win 7 at the top of the message list!
When you purchase Windows 7 do you need to specify which bit version (32 bit or 64 bit)? I gess my question is how do you distinguish between a 32 bit installation or a 64 bit instalation?
You install one or the other.
Home Premium seems to be all that's required. I am running C3 and C4 (earlier) on Win7 Ultimate 64. No problems to speak of. Well, on one stitched image, XP did a better job, but Win7 was faster. Sorta like people "I can do it right or I can do it right now!"
When you purchase, you pick which version you want, 32 or 64. 64 is more money.
But I reapeat myself!
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"Whichever system you choose, Windows 7 is ready. All packaged retail editions of Windows 7 (except for Home Basic) include both 32- and 64-bit software." So if you have Home Premium or upwards, you have both versions and choose which one you want at installation time.
Look here for an FAQ on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows:
Newegg shows separate pricing for 32 and 64 bit. If anyone knows otherwise, I'd like to know.
You can always check compatibility directly at the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center available here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default .aspx
Should you require additional assistance and feedback, Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro. It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams.
Microsoft Windows Client Team