Adobe Creative Cloud to cease support for Windows 7

Kareem Anderson

For those of you who still rely on Windows 7 as your functional operating system to get work done or navigate your digital life, a move to Windows 10 may be coming sooner than you would prefer.

While Microsoft is still supporting Windows 7 with some necessary security updates, developers are who are still making dedicated OS programs are leaving for greener Windows 10 pastures.

Perhaps, one of Microsoft’s most popular software developers, Adobe, has recently announced via its Adobe blog, Adobe Creative Cloud will, “no longer support Windows 7, 8 and even some versions of 10.”

Jumping ship to MacOS isn’t as secure as one would think either, according to Adobe’s press release,

To take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release of Creative Cloud will not support Windows 8.1, Windows 10 v1511 and v1607, and Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan).

Adobe isn’t turning the lights on users who still use Windows 7,8 or some older versions of 10 combined with their software, but rather, moving the after party (to coin a phrase) to only the latest versions of Windows 10 and Mac OS X. Adobe’s Creative Cloud pivot is being done to leverage all of the latest OS benefits that leverage its creative cloud platform.

Focusing our efforts on more modern versions of Windows and Mac operating systems allows us to concentrate on developing the features and functionality most requested by members while ensuring peak performance that takes advantage of modern hardware. Visit this site for detailed information on current Creative Cloud app system requirements.

As of now, there is no clear date outlined for Adobe’s next platform update and the company plans to offer some of its suite of tools to users on older OS’s as it highlights the new changes will only be for video and audio tools. Software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign and more, will still be accessible by users on older operating systems.

However, if you rely on Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects or Adobe Audition, you may want to update to the latest Windows 10 update soon.