7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2008 11:28 AM by SpiderFromMars

    Compatibility with Windows Vista Home Basic?

    DarrenL1987
      Does Fireworks work with Windows Vista Home Basic? Will it run on my OS?
        • 1. Re: Compatibility with Windows Vista Home Basic?
          pixlor Level 4
          I have Vista Home Premium and Fireworks CS3 works fine with one exception. The bitmap editing tools are not compatible with Aero. Copying an answer I wrote two days ago...

          You can do one of two things. Turn off Aero completely or have Vista disable Aero only when Fireworks is running.

          For the latter,
          1) go to where Fireworks is installed, usually
          C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS3
          2) Right-click on Fireworks.exe and select Properties
          3) Select the the Compatibility tab
          4) Under Compatability mode label, select the checkbox for Run this program in compatability mode for: and select Windows XP (Service Pack 2) from the drop down box.
          5) Under the Settings label, check Disable desktop composition
          6) Click OK.

          Now, when you start up Fireworks, your system will flicker as Aero is disabled, but your bitmap tools will work. When you close Fireworks, your system will flicker as Aero returns.

          See also, discussion in this thread
          The post on 09/13/2008 by lallsopp claims that desktop composition does not need to be disabled, but I find that my bitmap tools do not work properly unless I do. You can try it both ways and see what works for you.


          • 2. Re: Compatibility with Windows Vista Home Basic?
            Level 7
            >I have Vista Home Premium and Fireworks CS3 works fine with one exception.

            You mean Vista Home Basic (per the OP) or Vista Home Premium?

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            Regards

            John Waller
            • 3. Re: Compatibility with Windows Vista Home Basic?
              pixlor Level 4
              quote:

              Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
              >I have Vista Home Premium and Fireworks CS3 works fine with one exception.

              You mean Vista Home Basic (per the OP) or Vista Home Premium?

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              Regards

              John Waller



              I mean that I have Vista Home Premium, which will be slightly different from Vista Home Basic. However, I do believe that Fireworks CS3 runs just fine under all 32-bit flavors of Vista, with the exception of the bitmap tools. I think I remember there being some issues with the 64-bit flavors (people posting), but I am not sure.

              • 4. Re: Compatibility with Windows Vista Home Basic?
                Level 7
                However, I do believe that Fireworks CS3 runs just fine under
                > all 32-bit flavors of Vista,

                You may be right but I think you'll find that Vista Home Basic is not
                officially supported.

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                Regards

                John Waller

                • 5. Re: Compatibility with Windows Vista Home Basic?
                  pixlor Level 4
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                  However, I do believe that Fireworks CS3 runs just fine under
                  > all 32-bit flavors of Vista,

                  You may be right but I think you'll find that Vista Home Basic is not
                  officially supported.

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                  Regards

                  John Waller



                  Wow...you're right! On my CS3 Web Premium suite box. under system requirements, it says "Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (certified for 32-bit editions)."

                  And.. here too:
                  http://www.adobe.com/products/fireworks/systemreqs/

                  Thanks for the correction. :)
                  • 6. Re: Compatibility with Windows Vista Home Basic?
                    Level 7
                    > Does Fireworks work with Windows Vista Home Basic? Will it run on my OS?

                    Officially it's not supported on Vista Home Basic.

                    You *may* get lucky and possibly be able to install it and get it to run
                    (unlikely though) but any glitches or crashes you encounter you will,
                    unfortunately have to work out for yourself because Adobe won't have any
                    answers or patches or updates to help you.

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                    Regards

                    John Waller

                    • 7. Re: Compatibility with Windows Vista Home Basic?
                      SpiderFromMars Level 1
                      The problem I am having with FW CS3 and Vista Ultimate:

                      There is a graphic icon on my desktop. When I right click on an image icon and chose 'Open With' from the pop-up menu fireworks does not show up in the list.

                      I have to manually open Fireworks and then browse to the file.

                      Has anyone else have this problem?