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Mar 10, 2020

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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.

Thanks,  JoAnne

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You can try it by running it under Windows 7 compatibility mode, but you're on your own.

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In Design CS4

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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.

Thanks,  JoAnne

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You can try it by running it under Windows 7 compatibility mode, but you're on your own.

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Mar 10, 2020

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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.

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You can try it by running it under Windows 7 compatibility mode, but you're on your own.

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There is no current app without subscription. One day you will have to give up ID or embrace subscriptions. 

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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.

  • the environment needs to be at your own home …
  • you’d have to find a copy of win-7 to install …
  • network security issues might appear …
  • etc.

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.

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