Adobe Lightroom CS6.0 (standalone) compatibility with Windows 10-latest update

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Is Adobe Lightroom CS6.0 (standalone) fully compatible with Windows 10-latest update? Does it work as is or requires troubleshooting? I wouldn't have any problem in the futute when working on .jpg files. Correct?
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Lightroom 6 is no longer shipping software, so it's not tested on the latest operating system versions. There are people using it without major outcry, but there are no promises. If you want supported software, Lightroom Classic 9.0 is tested on the latest updates.
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Lightroom Classic 9.0 is cloud version. Correct? Thanks.
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It's paid on subscription, but otherwise runs on your computer just like Lightroom 6. 
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Yesterday I purchased a sealed Lightroom CS6.0 since I don't want to be paying for monthly subscription. So, most likely ...it is a risky business... or ..waste of money... Thanks again.
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As of today, I haven't seen any bugs that make LR6 completely unusable on Windows, other than the Map module no longer works. We just don't know how long that will last, as the gap continues to widen.
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If you decide to use your LR6 license that you've purchased, grab the Lightroom 6 installer from this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/creative-cloud-previous-version-apps-download.html

It's 6.14, so it's 2 1/2 years newer than the one that's in the box and can be used with your serial number, so it's closer to being supported.
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You mean, supported as 6.14 not after being upgraded. Anyway, Adobe announced that will no longer support this version. But at least should work with W10.
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As in, 6.14 is the last release that Adobe released, so it was tested on a more recent version of Windows 10 than 6.0. It therefore stands a better chance of working on current Windows 10 versions.

Adobe doesn't support or update LR6 anymore, so it's stuck in time, but it still seems to be working for now.
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Hey Peter, that's a 2.5 year old post, so I'm afraid it's not really relevant to the current release of Win10.

The issue is that Win10 isn't stuck in time.  Most people are getting substantial new releases of Win10 a few times a year, so the OS is changing, but Lr6 isn't.  That's not to say Lr6 won't still work with the current release of Win10, but all bets are off when the underlying OS keeps evolving, but the software running on top of it doesn't.

You're certainly free to do what you want, but no matter how you slice it, you're running old unsupported software on a new OS.  It may be ok today, but odds are you're eventually going to run into problems.  It's just the way it goes.
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Thanks Tom. Yes, it makes a lot of sense...