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Photoshop 6.0.01 not working after Windows 10 update

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Ok, I know, I'm old! I am still using PS6 ! I have it on my laptop and it does everything I need, so why pay for  a newer version?

 

So my problem is that after doing the latest Windows 10 update this week, I was getting an error that would not allow Photoshop to open, it would start to open and then just stop and give an error. I did some searching and found people saying to reset the preferences to open in a previous version so I tried this, but it didn't work. I was only able to get it back by uninstalling the Windows update and Photoshop is now working. 

 

The problem now is, I keep getting a pop up from Windows telling me to install the update every half an hour or so. So what are my options? Obviously I will eventually have to install the Windows update, but then I am left with no Photoshop. It looks like my only Photoshop option now is a monthly subscription at $30 a month? I don't want to do this as I only do a few photos a month , so it's just not worth it. I saw that there is a free to use basic version that I can download to use with Windows ( Express?), but it only does the bare minimum and doesn't for example, resize photos, which I use on all my photos,  for a small website that I have.

 

What I use Photoshop for is, resizing and cropping photos, rotating and contrast/brightness, some touch ups such as clone stamp, blur tool, paintbrush and sometimes using layers. Nothing fancy.

 

So I guess my question is, is there a work around to fix my problem that I haven't tried yet or is my version just too old so it's now good for nothing? And if it is too old, what should I use now?

 

I would appreciate any suggestions for something that isn't a subscription and that is not complicated to use. I am worried that my basice knowledge will not be enough if I get the latest version and I will be paying for things that I don't need or even know how to use. Any ideas?

Thanks so much.

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Photoshop 6.0.01 not working after Windows 10 update

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Ok, I know, I'm old! I am still using PS6 ! I have it on my laptop and it does everything I need, so why pay for  a newer version?

 

So my problem is that after doing the latest Windows 10 update this week, I was getting an error that would not allow Photoshop to open, it would start to open and then just stop and give an error. I did some searching and found people saying to reset the preferences to open in a previous version so I tried this, but it didn't work. I was only able to get it back by uninstalling the Windows update and Photoshop is now working. 

 

The problem now is, I keep getting a pop up from Windows telling me to install the update every half an hour or so. So what are my options? Obviously I will eventually have to install the Windows update, but then I am left with no Photoshop. It looks like my only Photoshop option now is a monthly subscription at $30 a month? I don't want to do this as I only do a few photos a month , so it's just not worth it. I saw that there is a free to use basic version that I can download to use with Windows ( Express?), but it only does the bare minimum and doesn't for example, resize photos, which I use on all my photos,  for a small website that I have.

 

What I use Photoshop for is, resizing and cropping photos, rotating and contrast/brightness, some touch ups such as clone stamp, blur tool, paintbrush and sometimes using layers. Nothing fancy.

 

So I guess my question is, is there a work around to fix my problem that I haven't tried yet or is my version just too old so it's now good for nothing? And if it is too old, what should I use now?

 

I would appreciate any suggestions for something that isn't a subscription and that is not complicated to use. I am worried that my basice knowledge will not be enough if I get the latest version and I will be paying for things that I don't need or even know how to use. Any ideas?

Thanks so much.

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Hi photooshop cs6 is not working more on windows 10 new version so you may run on olde version of windows 10...regards

Ali Sajjad

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Windows 10 has some compatibility mode and a compatibility troubleshooter.   If you did not try these option you may want to try updating windows ant try these Windows 10 features to see if you can get Photoshop 6 to run.  Right click on the Photoshop 6 Desktop launching icon ad click on Properties the the Compatible tab.

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Hi Thanks, I forgot to say that I did also try the trouble shooter and it also was not able to fix it for me. Not sure what I could try next.

Lisa.

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I am also using the PS6 version like you, but I installed the old Windown 10 and it works normally.

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Thanks, what do you mean by Installing the old version? I uninstalled the Windows 10 update and PS6 is now working, but Windows keeps prompting me to re-install the update. 

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turn off the winsows update...regards

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Everything I am reading says that this either can't be done, or can only be done for a short time and then I will have to eventually update to the new version? I can only find these confusing instructions..

 

Turn off Windows Updates in Windows 10

To stop automatic Windows Updates in Windows 10, you will have to:

  1. Disable Windows Update & Windows Update Medic Services
  2. Change WU settings using the Group Policy Editor
  3. Set your network connection to ‘Metered’
  4. Use a free tool that lets you disable automatic updates.

 

So turning off updates will only work until there is another update? I don't think this solves my problem. I just got another pop up telling me that I have to restart my computer to download the update. I am going around in circles. If you know how to stop the update, please explain how I do this as I do not know how and do not understand the instructions above. Thanks.

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Photoshop Elements 2020 is less than $100.00 May not be able to record your own Action  but may actualy be better for Photoshop 6  is 20 years old.

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Thanks JJMack,  I would rather purchase outright then do a subscription. I will look into this now.

Thanks for your help.

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"I was only able to get it back by uninstalling the Windows update and Photoshop is now working. "

 

Hi

Old software works best when you don't change the hardware or the operating system. You might try the Microsoft forum to find out how to turn off updates. Other options are purchasing a license for Elements, which has been suggested, or subscribing to the Photography plan. It's an annual plan, paid monthly at $9.99 per month.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum

~ Jane

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I had the same problem, tried uninstalling PS6 and reinstalling, that would not even start the EXE file so I am snookered. 

I am trying GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program it is similar to PS.its Free open source and there are numerous tutorials on YouTube to help you along the way  

  

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Hello... it on identical path... Microsoft should be accountable

 

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