1. Maybe, it might work.
2. No, no.With the latest CS5, CS5.5 and CS6 you definitely want a nVidia GTX card with at least 1 MB DDR5 VRAM and at least two or better three separate hard disks and at least 8 or better 16 GB memory
Re desktop: start saving for a new desktop. It is way underpowered.
1. why do you say maybe, it might work?
what could be the problem?
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thanks a lot :-).
If that computer comes with Win7 you may, or may NOT, get P6.5 to work
If you have Win7 64bit PRO or higher, try Microsoft's Virtual XP
This is only ONE example of using Virtual XP http://forums.adobe.com/thread/702693
-And a Tutorial http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter/using-windows-7s-xp-mode-step-by-step/
A laptop with only one hard drive is below specification
Some ideas for a Laptop Video Editing PC from past discussions
-or Google "ASUS G74SX-BBK7" (without the quote "" marks)
For effective HD video editing, a laptop with the following
-the newer Intel sandy bridge 2720 or 2820 quad processor
-and nvidia graphics preferably the 460m, 485m is a bit much
-1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
-and 8 or 16 gig ram and Win7 64bit Pro
-and 2 internal 7200 HDDs minimum
Trying to use only ONE Hard Drive for Video Editing
You are a music conductor, with a baton that you use to point to various parts of the
orchestra... this is like Windows pointing to various parts of the hard drive to do
Windows housekeeping or to load program segments for various functions
Now, at the same time and with the same hand... while still using the baton to conduct
the orchestra... pick up a bow and play a fiddle... this would be doing something with
your video file at the same time as all the other work
You as a person cannot do both at the same time with the same hand
A computer is a LITTLE better, in that it can switch from one kind of task to another
very quickly... but not quickly enough for EASY video editing
You need AT LEAST two hard drives (separate drives, never a partition
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708 for more) with Windows (or Mac OS) and software
on your boot drive, and video files on a 2nd drive so the boot drive is not slowed down
by trying to do everything
Partition = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957286
I find that the three drives I use work very well for me, for editing AVCHD video...
some people use a 4th drive, so video INPUT files are on drive three and all OUTPUT
files are on drive four... I only bought a mid-tower case instead of a full tower case
(my bad... but had to fit in the space available on my office desk!) so I use the three
drives that will fit
Depending on your exact hardware (motherboard brand & model AND USB2 enclosure brand &
model AND external hard drive brand & model) AND the type of video file, you may... or
may NOT... be able to use an external USB2 hard drive for SD (Standard Definition)
Steve Grisetti in the Premiere Elements forum http://forums.adobe.com/thread/856208 and
Jim Simon in the Premiere Pro forum http://forums.adobe.com/thread/856433 use USB
externals for editing
A USB3 hard drive connected to a motherboard with USB3 is supposed to be fast enough
for video editing (I don't have such, so don't know) but eSata DOES have a fast enough
data transfer for video editing... I have not used the eSata Dock below... for
reference only, YMMV and all the usual disclaimers
i'm planning to install XP on the laptop(it comes without OS), so no 7 :-).
OK... WinXP is perfect for P6.5... but for "effective" video editing, you still need at least 2 hard drives
i'm using today just one hard drive for edit video, and everything working good.
so with the new laptop, which is superior to the computer i have today, i think it will be fine with one hard drive :-)
Better stay with 6.5 in your case, if you want to continue using an OS that has been buried for many years and is not supported and does not meet requirements for CS5.X
WinXP "mainstream support" ended April 14 2009 "extended support" goes until April 8 2014 - Extended support is only available for commercial customers
thank you both :-)