Windows 7 is supported, Windows 8, and 8.1 is not suported by Creative Cloud. Is the curent version of Windows 10 supported?
Firstly, having gone through and deleted a lot of bloat in Temp and other places after unsntall, how can I delete any empty Adobe registry entries from Windows?
Which versions of Windows 10are notsupported??
Personally, I have avoided Windows 10 becasue of on-going issues with W10 OS. Is Adobe trying to get its customer base to upgrade to W10?
Question: the installer did NOT perform a system requirement test prior to installating itself - sadly using up some of my data allowance for needless downloading.
To my knowlesdge only Malware installs itself without proper notification. What use is installing Creative Cloud on Windows 8.1 if 8.1 is not supported? It should alert to incompatibility prior to full installation, should it not??
And that's a genuine question.
Instead of Audition = Audacity
Instead of Illustratior = Inkscape, Affinity Designer
Adobe is not trying to update its customer base to MS Windows 10.
MS Windows7 was phased out in January 2020 as it reached its end of support cycle, which was announced by Micrososft with almost 2 years in advance.
The move to Win 10 is part of a Microsoft security mitigation and migration strategy to encourage all Windows user to standardize to a 64bit computing world.
Ms Windows 10 is also known for consistently changing default settings and preferences with every windows update, specially interfering with some of Adobe Acrobat Pro user preferences.
If you believe that the Acrobat setup program should perform a version check of the supported OS , that is a great idea and you can actually use the Acrobat User Voice or the feature request / report a bug wishform.
Last, to remove all of the old traces of Acrobat software Adobe recommends using the Acrobat Cleaner amd Repair Tool.
And you're right. You don't need Creative Cloud if you don't use other Adobe software that collaborates with in a workflow with Adobe Acrobat.
You can download and install Acrobat by signing in with your AdobeID at
If you're not on Win10 with latest updates, what exactly are you waiting for? MS made Win10 freely available to ALL Windows users until 2016. But I think you can still get it free now that Win7 is officially dead.