Not enough memory (RAM)

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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I have a new laptop and installed Adobe Photoshop 7.0 (older version).  Recently, when I try to open Photoshop, I get an error message:  "Could not initialize Photoshop because there is not enough memory (RAM).  Then it closes.  How do I fix this?

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Which version of windows do you have?

 

How much ram does your computer have?

 

What is the size of the drive and how much free space is left?

 

That's photoshop 7 or photoshop elements 7?

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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name LAPTOP-37IMP85R

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with Radeon Graphics 2.10 GHz

Installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.40 GB usable)

Device ID 2DB9419A-36CF-4F96-BB15-52CFDD03FC15

Product ID 00325-82187-71691-AAOEM

System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Run it on the old laptop where it used to work, or get up to date on the new laptop. 

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Which version of windows do you have?

 

What is the size of the drive and how much free space is left?

 

In photoshop 7 under Edit>Preferences>Image & Memory Cache, did you set the ram usage to 100% before ps 7 started generating that error?

 

 

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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When I double click Photoshop on the desktop, it looks like it’s going to open, but then the message pops up. Can I right click on the Desktop Icon and make those settings?

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If you don't recall changing that setting, then that wouldn't be the cause of the issue.

 

Best thing to start with is a reset of the ps7 preferences by:

 

holding down the Shift+Ctrl+Alt keys, right clicking on the ps7 shortcut and clicking Open

 

keep holding the keys down until you get a dialog asking if you want to Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings File and click Yes

 

 

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