Ok so I've done a little research, so far the upgrade sounds like it's getting some positive feedback, with very little problems. The only problems with the Windows 7 upgrade with CS4 are:
-CS4 Setup Discs will not launch - but downloaded "trial" setup files from Adobe's website will install no problem
-There is an issue with Dreamweaver launching and occasionally eating up memory for a few seconds, then releasing
-There is no codec for Photoshop - so .psd icons are not visible
-Photoshop launches automatically in 64 bit mode
I'm curious if there are any Adobe folks (or community experts) out there who have updates on these issues, and if there are any issues that I've missed?
I've purchased the W7 upgrade and will install it in a couple of weeks when it is released - I just wanted to make sure I'm not going to dig myself into a hole by installing the upgrade. I know that Adobe developers can't snap their fingers and make things change overnight, but if anyone who has information can help me (and other viewers of this post) out, that would be much appreciated.
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I have been running CS4 on WIndows 7, 64 bit, on an 8 core processor for several weeks. I have not encountered any of the issues you noted above. The one issue I had concerned Acrobat Pro. On reinstall, you want to be sure to execute any program by Acrobat Pro first.
I did not do this, and everything but Acrobat worked fine. The fix is to uninstall, reinstall, and execute Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, etc first. I had some bad information from the first Adobe tech support individual I spoke with, and it was a bit longer process to fix than it should have been.
By the way, I was really surprised to see CS4 taking full advantave of 64 bit operation and 8 core processing. It is really, really, fast. The new Intel 7 chip is something.
I just installed windows 7 64 bit and cannot get the adobe cs4 production suite to fully install.
Once the long gray box "...Production Premium Installer: Initializing" pops up, the blue bar fills up to about 95% with the heading "Checking System Profile..." and does not progress any further. Nothing freezes and I can easily X out of the window, but then I dont have my sweet adobe. This same suite installed fine with Windows Vista 32 bit.
Check out Steven Dolan's post above. He mentioned an install issue from DVD's. The solution seemed to be to install from a download.
If this does not work, perhaps you could give some additional information about how you are installing (DVD's, network, etc), and what your computer specs are.
Hopefully you get it working soon!
I am installing from a single file that accesses a series of RAR files. I downloaded these from my university's website. We have a license agreement with adobe. Could this be the problem? It worked fine with Vista 32 bit.
I am running windows 7 64 bit on an HP AMD Phenom 2.1 ghz 4 gb RAM and an Nvidia 9500 GT graphics card.
If i download the trial software from adobe, how do I unlock them? Do I use the same serial I used for the original install on Vista?
Thanks for the support.
This webpage has a redirect loop.
The webpage at http://trials.adobe.com/dlm.html?files=http://trials.adobe.com/Applications/Photoshop/CS4/ Win/ADBEPHSPCS4_LS1.exe|http://trials.adobe.com/Applications/Photoshop/CS4/Win/ADBEPHSPCS4 _LS1.7zhas resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If not, it is possibly a server configuration issue and not a problem with your computer.
Same for every trial I tried to download. I tried both suggested solutions as well. Perhaps the Adobe server? So, am I dead in the water?
Alright, so I got adobe to install from my original files. I did two things different, not sure which one caused the change. (1) I had been installing from an external hard drive, so I threw all the files on to the desktop and ran it from there, and (2) the default install location was in a folder outside of Program Files and I had been changing it to inside Program Files, but this time I let it do its thing and install in the default folder.
However, is Photoshop the only program that runs in 64 bit mode? Only PS shows up in my default Program Files, all others are in Program Files (86).
Same for me. below is an excerpt from Wikipedia:
Adobe CS4 is also developed to perform better under 64-bit and multi-core processors. On Windows, Adobe Photoshop CS4 runs natively as a 64-bit application, and although they are not natively 64-bit applications, Adobe After Effects CS4 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 have been optimized for 64-bit computers. However, Adobe has stated that no 64-bit version of CS4 will be available for Mac OS X. In early testing of 64-bit support in Adobe Photoshop CS4, overall performance gains ranged from 8% to 12%. Those who work with extremely large files may realize noticeably greater gains in performance, in some cases as dramatic as ten times the previous speed. This is because 64-bit applications can address larger amounts of memory and thus result in less file swapping — one of the biggest factors that can affect data processing speed.
I have noticed a huge increase in InDesign performance on my new box, and thought it was because of the 64 bit processing. I am now starting to wonder if it is the "optimized for 64 bit" that is causing this, or the fact I am running the new Intel 7 chip with eight processors.