I recently had to replace a Windows 7 computer with a new Windows 10 64 bit compute.
Will InDesign CS4 work on Windows 10?? If not, what should I need to upgrade to that is NOT a subscription based product. I don't use it much any more and its just for small personal home projects.
It will only work with InDesign 2020.
Options are to upgrade – you can pay a bit more and subscribe to InDesign by the month(s) when you need it, or maybe buy a second-hand computer that's running an older OS for use with your 10-year-old version of InDesign.
You can try it by running it under Windows 7 compatibility mode, but you're on your own.
There is no current app without subscription. One day you will have to give up ID or embrace subscriptions.
i understand you replaced win-7 computer with win-10 computer. do you still have the older win-7 computer and just aren't using it anymore? if that’s the case … i’d suggest keeping your old win-7 computer … using it only for adobe-cs4 apps (and other 32bit faves). if you decide to go this route … do not hook up the internet or wi-fi or bluetooth to your old computer … and don’t share any peripheral devices cross-platform (e.g. printers, storage-drives, usb, etc).
if you know your way around computers … and the new win-10 computer is at your home … the new win-10 computer can be configured for “dual-boot” … thereby, you’d install win-7os on that new win-10os computer. keep in mind … there’d be several challenges involved.
personally … i wouldn’t bother with dual-boot … just get yourself an old win-7 pc and install adobe-cs4 on it … as iterated above. take note … i am only a member here and my inputs are suggestions only.
I have a fairly new laptop with Win7 on it because I didn't want win 10. I use CS4 because it works for me and I don't want to pay to upgrade. It is in my home. Since Microsoft is no longer suporting Win 7, I probably need to upgrade to 10 but i still want to use CS4. I use ESET NOD32 as a virus program. I have heard conflicting reports whether or not CS4 will work on a Win 10 computer. And why no internet or networking? thanks for your help.