The system requirements for visibility and install of LR CC through the creative cloud App appear misleading to me i.e. it states a "64 bit capable" processor is required, bit not that it will also need to 64 bit version of the OS installed.
Processor capability and OS 64 bit version is very different - and certainly not, as I was told by support, that "the processor represents the operating system" ito 64 bit capability. Any half savvy software developer or engineer would know they are not synonymous.
It was then suggested that I "update" to the 64 bit OS - complete lack of understanding that it takes a clean reinstall in Win 7 to get 64 bit support !!!!
To cap it off, I was told that if I did not want to reinstall my OS with 64 bit support, I could always just use the older LR desktop 5.7.1 application.
Anyone else been caught out by this?
Honestly if you have a 64bit CPU why are you running a 32bit OS.
I wasn't caught out by this as I've been running 64bit Win 7 since 2011. Why wouldn't I? Otherwise I couldn't use the 16GB of RAM I have installed.
This is a nature progression and I see nothing wrong with it.
If you had done a little, and I really mean a Little, research it is clearly noted on most all the reviews of LR CC/6
But why would you even think that a piece of software that needs a 64-bit capable processor would run on a 32-bit operating system....?
And they are more synonymous than you think.... you can't run a 64-bit OS on a 32-bit processor, so by default if you have a 64-bit OS, you have a 64-bit processor.
And who on earth runs a 32-bit OS on a 64-bit processor????