Lightroom: Does lightroom support Vista?

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I have Windows Vista and I am wanting to know if Lightroom supports this as when i go to download the free trail it says that my Windows isn't supported?.......What should I do now??
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Vicky Smith

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Posted 5 years ago

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Rob Cole

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My advice: upgrade to Windows 7 (or 8).

That way, Lightroom 5 will run on it as Adobe intended.

Also, there is a hack for installing Lr5 on Vista, let me know if you are interested.

Your only other choice is to find a copy of Lr4 or Lr3 and install that instead (Lr5 is not supported on Vista).

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Vicky,

You can find the Lightroom system requirements here:

Unfortunately, Microsoft ended mainstream support of Vista a couple of years ago in 2012. Lightroom no longer supports Vista. Rob's suggestion is a good one. Upgrade your OS to Win 7 or Win 8 (preferably 64-bit OS) for the best experience.