I'm trying to decide if I should buy the stand-alone Lightroom 5 or the Creative Cloud version. I'm worried since my computer is older it won't meet the minimum requirements for any future Creative Cloud auto updates and I'd be stuck with software which wouldn't work. Would the auto-updater recognize this before updating the software to a new version or should I just buy the stand-alone product? Thanks!
The only way to answer questions like this is by knowing the specific details of your current setup.
Would help if you tell us your current computer specs so we can gauge if the software will work at all on your system, and what kind of life you can expect out of it.
Also which operating system are you running?
Sorry, I have a 2007 iMac Core 2 Duo with 4gb ram running 10.9.4 Mavericks. It runs the Lightroom 5 trial fine. I'm just worried about future auto-updates to Creative Cloud which might be too much for it. After a little digging I found where the updater will allow you to install older versions of the software.