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LR6 (perpetual licence) and PS Elements 13 - will they work on Win 10?

KingBee Avatar
KingBee Plus
17 573 2 Scotland
17 Jan 2020 10:00AM
I run a few PP programs on my Win 7 64-bit desktop, including DxO Photolabs Elite 2, ON1 PhotoRAW 2019, the above-named Adobe software and a couple of plug-ins like Nik.

Now that - somewhat belatedly, I'll admit - I'm having to think about next steps following the final shutdown on 14 Jan of MS support for Win 10, I'm seeing posts which indicate that PSE 13 certainly won't work on Win 10 and the old LR 6 could be problematic, and I'm wondering what to do.

I have a laptop which has Win 10 but it's not got enough juice to run any of the software mentioned above: it's fine for 'Net access, emails and the like, but that's about it.

My desktop, meanwhile, works fine in all respects.

So, the question is: Should/could I just let the desktop run itself into the ground and, provided I stay away from the 'Net, can rest secure in the knowledge that my PC will be safe until the day that happens? I no longer get upgrades for LR or Elements so that won't matter - as for the other stuff, I can simply re-install it when the time comes knowing that the most recent versions will be downloaded..

For all the surfing/email activity I do, my laptop will give me what I need.

Any and all advice as to what might be the best/most practical solutions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
JackAllTog Avatar
JackAllTog Plus
14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2020 1:10PM
I run LR6 (perpetual licence) on Win 10 - so i'm assuming that will be OK.
I think you can have 2 machines registered so remember to uninstall it from your Win7 machine if you upgrade to a new machine.

I would suggest an upgrade to a new Win 10 machine however it £600+ I'd also recommend an SSD drive based version.
Until then a disconnected laptop may be the 'safest' way to go.
Again if you upgrade, PS elements often have sales or upgrade offers that make Elements cheaper.

Really i'm waiting for the day then Cloud truly means Cloud and i can actually edit my files directly on the Adobe servers on a PAYG model - then i won't need a posh PC to edit stuff.
DarrenSmithPhotography Avatar
17 Jan 2020 6:40PM
yes, it will work fine, i have software running on windows 10 that is 20+ years old.......mainly the classic games of the time!
KingBee Avatar
KingBee Plus
17 573 2 Scotland
18 Jan 2020 9:19AM
Thanks folks, that's all very reassuring. Appreciate the input. Just noticed:
Quote:following the final shutdown on 14 Jan of MS support for Win 10
- that should of course read "Win 7".
versa310 Avatar
versa310 Plus
12 863 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2020 4:42PM
I run PSE 10 on my windows 10 laptop with no problems. The laptop is an i5 machine about 5 years old, and it was running really slow to the point that I was going to ditch it. I took it into my local computer shop, and they fitted a SSD Drive and loaded windows 10.
Job done.


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