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Photoshop 6 won't run on Windows 10 on new computer

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Jan 18, 2020

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I just installed a new PC that runs Windows 10.  My old computer also used 10.  My photoshop 6 ran fine on my old computer and I reloaded my Photoshop 6 disc to the new computer without problem.  However, it will not run.  I tried to run it as administrator as suggested, but it still won't run.

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I just installed a new PC that runs Windows 10.  My old computer also used 10.  My photoshop 6 ran fine on my old computer and I reloaded my Photoshop 6 disc to the new computer without problem.  However, it will not run.  I tried to run it as administrator as suggested, but it still won't run.

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You are likely going to need some legacy component like DirectX 9 or the older version of the Windows installer. Check the Microsoft web site. They are offering respective downloads.

 

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Jan 18, 2020

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Photoshop 6 from 2001?

 

Any error messages when you try to run ps 6?

 

How much free space is on your drive?

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Hello, I face exactly the same problem. After upadte of Windows 10 functions, PSP does not want to start. The error message says: Unable to continue becauseof hardwareor system error. Sorry, but this error is unrecoverable.
Error appears just when the fonts are being initialized.

Is there any error log, which says what is the reason for an error?

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Jul 12, 2020

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PSP ? What exact application and version are you using?

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Aug 01, 2020

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I get "Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error.  Sorry, but this error is unrecoverable" during the splash screen starting PS 6.0.1 from 2001 on Windows 10 home.  Exact same symptoms; it ran fine on this computer for a year, but stopped right after a Windows update on July 30 2020.  I don't know a fix.  I blame Bill Gates.

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I tried uninstalling recent Windows updates as much as allowed, reboot, did not help.

I uninstalled Photoshop 6.0.1 and reintalled it.  PS opened the first time after that, but after closing it would not open again.  I blame Bill.

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I get "Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error.  Sorry, but this error is unrecoverable" during the splash screen starting PS 6.0.1 from 2001 on Windows 10 home.  Exact same symptoms; it ran fine on this computer for a year, but stopped right after a Windows update on July 30 2020.  I don't know a fix.  

 

I have identically the same issue, after the update on Windows 10. ;(

 

 

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CS6 runs fine on Windows 10. PS 6 is very old and may not be able to handle the large size disk we user these days. If you tried  windows 10 make older apps or programs compatible  and could not get it to work.  Try creating small Disk Partitions and install PS 6 in one see if it will run. Parts of PS 6 will still be install on you boot drive.

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Aug 30, 2020

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Similarly, I've been using Photoshop 6 since about 2002.  Pissed me off when Windows 10 ver 2004 wouldn't allow it to work.  Finally got it to work using compatibility mode set to Windows 95.  However, it then keeps asking if you want to allow the program to make changes to hard drive.  There does not appear to be any solution to this other than turning off that Windows feature completely. Good luck.

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Photoshop 6 from 2001 was never intended to be used on modern computers.  Most software has an expected shelf-life of 3-5 years after which it needs to be replaced.  I think it's fair to say you got way more than your money's worth out of it.  It's time to find new software.

 

MODERN OPTIONS:
Photoshop Elements 2020 (approx $100, no subscription needed).  It doesn't have all the bells & whistles of Photoshop CC, but it's a major improvment over PS6.
https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Creative Cloud Photography Plan -- approx $10/month for 12 months. Includes the very latest versions of these great products & services:
-- Photoshop CC and Photoshop on iPad,
-- Lightroom on desktop, mobile and the web,
-- Lightroom Classic,
-- Portfolio website + hosting,
-- Spark with premium features,
-- Bridge,
-- 20 GB cloud storage (upgradable to 1 TB).
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web.com

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While CS6 may report its running on Windows 8 not Windows 10.  I find CS6 runs on windows 10 better than Photoshop 2020 21.2.2 which has Pen support issues.  Be sure all Cs6 Updates and ACR 91.1 are installed  and  that Windows and your device drivers are up to date.  You need to Configure Windows, Pen Support and Photoshop to work together.   Here Is what my Windows 10,  CS6  and Pen setting are.

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I Did not have to use any Windows 10 compatibility options to get CS6 to run. It runs fine. However, on my Machine with my High resolution 4K display that has a 185PPI resolution I would need to force Windows 10 Display scaling onto Photoshop  CS6. If I wanted to use Photoshop UI on the 4k Display.  So I keep Photoshop UI on my 100PPI displays and Edit Images  in floating windows on the 4k Display. The only Photoshop UI elements on the display are the Image window frame information and image rulers.

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My computer is not the newest tech still it ramming the latest Windows 10 and CS6 runs great. 

 

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AdobeLinguistic.dll Adobe Linguisitc Library 6.0.0
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LogSession.dll LogSession 2.1.2.1681
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3D Studio 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Accented Edges 13.0
Adaptive Wide Angle 13.0
Angled Strokes 13.0
Average 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
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Conté Crayon 13.0
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Extrude 13.0
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Fibers 13.0
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IFF Format 13.0
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Lens Flare 13.0
Liquify 13.0
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Measurement Core 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
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Mezzotint 13.0
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OpenEXR 13.0
Paint Daubs 13.0
Palette Knife 13.0
Patchwork 13.0
Paths to Illustrator 13.0
PCX 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Photocopy 13.0
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PNG 13.0
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Range 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
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Reticulation 13.0
Ripple 13.0
Rough Pastels 13.0
Save for Web 13.0
ScriptingSupport 13.1.2
Shear 13.0
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Smart Blur 13.0
Smudge Stick 13.0
Solarize 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Spatter 13.0
Spherize 13.0
Sponge 13.0
Sprayed Strokes 13.0
Stained Glass 13.0
Stamp 13.0
Standard Deviation 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
STL 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Sumi-e 13.0
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Targa 13.0
Texturizer 13.0
Tiles 13.0
Torn Edges 13.0
Twirl 13.0
Underpainting 13.0
Vanishing Point 13.0
Variance 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Variations 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
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Watercolor 13.0
Wave 13.0
Wavefront|OBJ 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
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Wind 13.0
Wireless Bitmap 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
ZigZag 13.0

Optional and third party plug-ins:

CUR (Windows Cursor) NO VERSION
DDS 0.6
Face Control II 2.00
Fine Touch 3.25
GREYCstoration NO VERSION
ICO Windows Icon/Favicon NO VERSION
Import from FastPictureViewer Codec Pack 3.8.0.96
Lazy Nezumi Pro 20.05.15.0128
Luce NO VERSION
Reduce Noise v8 8.3.7.0
Saturation EQU 19.12
ScriptListener 13.0
SGI RGB 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Sharplet 1.56
WebP Lossless NO VERSION
WebP NO VERSION
Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE
Flash:
SVG Layers
Mini Bridge
Kuler
Installed TWAIN devices: NONE

 

 

Now that I have the Creative Cloud it seem I get new bugs regularly but I can count on CS6....

 

JJMack

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