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Running Adobe CC on Parallel Desktop (or any other emulator)

New Here ,
Jun 03, 2024 Jun 03, 2024

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Due to existing workflows, it is essential for me to be able to run Adobe CC in a windows environment. I have the latest MacBook Pro. Tried Parallel Desktops with Windows 11, but Photoshop reports an error, Illustrator and InDesign don't even come up on my list of Apps that can be installed. Does anyone know of  a solution?

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Jun 03, 2024 Jun 03, 2024

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is your cc desktop app installed in your virtual environment?

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Jun 03, 2024 Jun 03, 2024

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Hi! Yes it is. I can install Adobe CC, but not all the applications in my package show up as available to install. iOS is fine. 

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Jun 03, 2024 Jun 03, 2024

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adobe support might offer help by connecting to your computer. if you contact them via chat.  there are 2 ways to contact adobe support; chat and twitter (now x):

chat:
if you have or want to purchase a subscription, use a browser that allows popups and cookies
and click here, https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?rghtup=autoOpen
in the chat field (lower right), type AGENT
be patient, it can take quite a while to reach a human.

twitter/x:
tweet @AdobeCare

p.s. if you're contacted by anyone (via email or private message), it's much more likely to be a scammer than an adobe representative.

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Jun 03, 2024 Jun 03, 2024

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Do other CC apps work?

Is there enough available RAM and hard drive space?

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Jun 04, 2024 Jun 04, 2024

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Hi! Only Acrobat. Managed to install photoshop, but on opening I was greeted with a message complainning about compatibility. there was one another (possibly premiere), but I doidn't bother with it after Photoshop failed. Bridge might work, but not a priority.

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Jun 04, 2024 Jun 04, 2024

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i can say others have been able install and use adobe's apps in multiple environments, but cannot say what settings are causing your problems.  i suspect it's not possible to find the problem via forum exchanges.

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Jun 04, 2024 Jun 04, 2024

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I wonder if this is due to the latest chip-set and maybe tightening what is allowed and what isnt in the emulation software. In the time of Intel macs and Boot Camp, the options were less limited.

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Jun 04, 2024 Jun 04, 2024

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i'm not knowledgeable enough in this area to be helpful.  consider adobe support. 

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Jun 04, 2024 Jun 04, 2024

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I wonder if this is due to the latest chip-set and maybe tightening what is allowed and what isnt in the emulation software. In the time of Intel macs and Boot Camp, the options were less limited.


By @*ebu*

Bootcamp was developed by Apple but abandoned when they went to arm. I'm wondering if the issue is with Parallels not interpreting the right environment information to the Adobe software and thus Photoshop runs the compatibility error and the other apps won't install. Have you tried reaching out to Parallels support about this that software is not being recognized as meeting minimum system requirements by the emulator? Maybe they will be able to offer support or workarounds.

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Jun 05, 2024 Jun 05, 2024

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The latest MacBook Pro uses an Apple Silicon processor, not Intel. I trust you've seen this link?

https://kb.parallels.com/125343/

You really don't want to do this, You would be running a virtualized OS and then using emulation inside Windows. You'll likely have huge problems with graphics support and general performance.

Most Photoshop workflows are cross-platform and do not have to run on only one or the other. If you absolutely MUST run Photoshop on Windows, get a Windows-based desktop. A new machine with 32GB of RAM, an nVidia RTX card, and SSD should run in the US$1500-2000 range and will be plenty powerful for your needs.

https://petapixel.com/best-laptops-photo-editing/

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Jun 05, 2024 Jun 05, 2024

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@*ebu*,

Adobe products are not tested on exotic virtual machine set-ups.  Sorry.  The simplest solution is to use Mac software on your Mac OS or get a compatible PC that meets the system requirements.

 

Most Creative Cloud apps work on these systems with latest updates:

  • Windows 11 (64-bit), Windows 10 versions 22H2, 21H2, 21H1;
  • MacOS 14 (Sonoma), 13 (Ventura), 12 (Monterey), macOS 11 (Big Sur).

- https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html
- https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements.html
- https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cc-gpu-card-faq.html

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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