Photoshop: Can I use CS4 on new 2015 PC or Mac

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I have a student edition of CS4 and need a new PC. Will I still be able to use
it on a 2015 Windows PC? If I buy an iMac can I buy a Windows licence, partition the hard drive then load my CS4 onto that?
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Linda Bullimore

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Linda,

CS4 should install and run on a new PC running Win 7 or Win 8. That said, CS4 was made to run on older versions of Windows and wasn't designed and nor extensively tested to run on these newer OSes.

Similar guidance on running in VM. CS4 should install and run, but running Photoshop via a VM isn't a supported configuration.

Photoshop CC supports modern OSes and provides a cross-platform license to run on both a Mac and Windows PC. This is the cheapest way to get Photoshop CC: