I'm using Photoshop CS3 on an old Windows XP computer, which needs to be replaced soon.
Would like to run CS3 on a new Dell with Windows 7 Professional operating system.
Dell says that Windows 7 prof. is "Windows XP Software compatible" if I download and use software called Windows XP Mode.
Adobe says no, it won't work, but I'm not sure the chat representative understood my question.
Dell says it yes, it will.
Anybody have any experience trying this?
Not sure about the Windows XP mode software. However, you can try running Photoshop CS3 in Windows XP compatibility mode by right clicking the executable file from C:\Program Files\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Photoshop.exe. If Photoshop is launching, then update Photoshop to 10.0.1 version from Help > Updates.
Have you tried running CS3 on Win 7 straight? Believe it should work.
I've even made it work on Windows 8.