I am thinking of going down the subscription route for photoshop and lightroom ( which I have never used), however I still run windows 8.1 and wondered if it is really necessary to upgrade to Windows 10?
Does anyone have Photoshop CC and run Windows 8.1?
I don't have that combination (I have PS and LR CC with Windows 10) but I gather there are problems with the latest CC versions and Win 8.1. Some reports are that they will run if you already have them installed but they won't install if you don't already have them. According to the Adobe web-site the latest version of Lightroom Classic CC does not support Win 8.1 .
Fujifilm XT-3 mirrorless Nikon D7000 Photoshop Elements many versions Photoshop CC, Lightroom Classic, ON1 Raw
Thanks for answering Tony, I knew about Lightroom not being compatible, but it wasn't something I was interested in learning or using. Looks like I may have to move to Windows 10, either that or change to the latest version of PSE, now to do more homework on whether or not 8.1 supports that option....
I still run windows 8.1 and wondered if it is really necessary to upgrade to Windows 10?
Hi Jacki - Photoshop aside, I would say the answer to this question is a resounding Yes. 1) Microsoft no longer supports Windows 8, which means no security patches are available. It is very important to have an operating system that is patched. 2) Windows 10 is a much better operating system than Windows 8. While many people were devoted to Windows 7, I don't think nearly as many were devoted to Windows 8 and were happy to upgrade.