I currently have LR 4 and the new Nikon D750. I was using the Nikon View to convert my files from NEF to TIFF and get some editing done for clients previews. I know the Camera Raw 8.7 just came out on October 2nd and I am trying to download it but it will not install on my computer as I cannot find the short cut or the installed application when I go to all my applications on my computer. I open LR 4 and cannot see it in there either. What am I doing wrong? Do I need LR 5 in order to use the new Camera Raw 8.7? I have Windows 8 so it is not an unsupported computer version as was stated on your site where you can click the download for the Camera Raw 8.7.
Camera RAW is a Plugin that is used by PS CS, PS CC and PS Elements you cannot install it in Lightroom.
Each Lightroom update has an equivalent of Camera Raw built into the application, it does not use the Camera Raw Plugin.
LR 4 has the equivalent of Camera Raw version 7. e.g the latest version of LR 4.4.1 has the equivalent of Camera Raw 7.4.1.
The present LR 5.6 has the equivalent of Camera Raw 8.6 so when a new update for LR is released version 5.7 it will have the equivalent of Camera Raw 5.7.
However you can download the Adobe DNG Converter 8.7 RC and it can be used to convert your D750 files to DNG and import them into LR 4.
The converter is available at Adobe Labs.
Ahhhh, thank you so much for taking the time to explain that. That makes complete sense! I realize now I was continuously trying to download the Camera Raw and not the DNG Converter. I will try that now.