Your decision to stop supporting Windows 7/7 Pro.

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I really hope that you step back from your decision to stop supporting Windows 7/7 Pro. Your reason is becose Microsoft stop supporting "Windows 7/7Pro''.that's not true. Microsoft did stop supporting Windows 7 for a few month, but had to step back because of all the complaint and the main reason: you have a lot more Windows 7\7Pro user then any other windows version combine all together(including 10/10Pro). It look like you tried to apply to same tactic that Microsoft tried, to force user to upgrade towards a Windows 10.... That's a dishonest tactic towards your members
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Warren Heaton

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It certainly does get frustrating with having to keep up with the upgrade/update cycle of hardware, operating system and software.

An issue that comes up for any software developer is that older versions of an operating system (be it Windows, macOS, Linux, Unix, iOS, Android, etc.) simply won't support some of - if not many of - the new features being implemented.   Of course, the user doesn't have to move forward with the operating system nor the software.  If a current system build meets one's needs, stick with it.


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Dennis Nisbet

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I've been a Windows/Adobe user for many years. Both products have come a long way.
Regardless of the operating platform, I am sure it is a monumental task for everyone to keep up with technological advancements and all the great improvements that come with those advancements. 
Every company does it's best to maintain compatibility for as long as they can.
Change is an important component of progress.  Without it we would still be struggling trying to do things we can't do instead of looking forward to the next advance.
Actually, there is a lot of research regarding this matter. If you are interested, here is a link to a simplified explanation.
https://ondigitalmarketing.com/learn/odm/foundations/5-customer-segments-technology-adoption/

  
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Joel Weisbrod

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Who benefits and who gets hurt when a software company is forced to use older technology so that it will run on older platforms? Actually, everyone gets hurt and only a small few that refuse to move forward benefit. You may think there are more Windows 7 users than other versions but for most people that have upgraded, they realize the tremendous advances in Windows 10 over 7. Most hardware that will run Windows 7 also will run Windows 10 so why hold back?

Bite the bullet and upgrade - after all, for a very long time Microsoft offered the software upgrade for free. WOW! Free! Imagine that. You will learn to love the new O/S and the benefits it brings to the table!
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I know that upgrading to Win 10 will be a nightmare for the huge company I work for, but maybe behind the scenes they are preparing.

We will lose a lot of revenue and time training IT and 10s of 1000s of employees though. Everything we do runs through Win 7, but perhaps they should have though about this awhile ago.

I can't complain to Adobe if they make this change. It was coming, just like when Power PCs were at their last days.
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Dennis Nisbet

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I've always tried to stay ahead of the curve with technology that impacts Photoshop.
When Windows 10 was introduced, I waited a very short time before making the switch.
I learned right away that learning a new interface was going to be a learning task I didn't want to endure.
I began using Start 10 made by Stardock and I've been using it ever since.
It is a low cost, highly dependable Windows 7 look-a-like that functions perfectly.
https://www.stardock.com/products/start10





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Joel Weisbrod

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Actually, it is so similar to Win7 as far as running other software, it should not be as bad as you project. 
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Mark Payne

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Photoshop is only one of many issues our company has with regards to Win 10.
I don't think it will be an issue for the designers.

Every system we have is based on Win 7. I am afraid we are stuck on 7 for a reason.

So if Photoshop won't support 7, the company will have to upgrade to 10 for everyone, even though we are a relatively minor group of users in the grand scheme.

They will either upgrade, or ship in new Macs for the design team. They will probably opt for the latter, but eventually they need to get off of 7. It won't last forever.
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I’ve been scratching my head reading these posts because the only communication I saw about discontinuation re. Windows was for Windows 8? Windows 7 will continue to be supported - https://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/20.... Can you post the link where you found this info about Windows 7?
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