Adobe Creative Suite and Windows 8

Adobe Creative Suite  CS6, and CS5.5 applications are expected to work on Windows 8.

As per the Creative Suite FAQs:

At this time, none of the CS5.5 or CS6 applications require updates to be compatible with Windows 8.

In our testing, we have found no significant issues with running CS5.5, CS6 or Acrobat products with Windows 8.

For more information, see Microsoft Windows 8 compatibility section the Creative Suite FAQs.

For a list of products and OS compatibility, see Adobe product operating system compatibility.

 More Help

The product forums are good place to Read about, Start , or Contribute to discussions about any issues that you might be facing.

If you encounter any issues, please report them to us using the bug reporting form.

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  1. #1 by Greta Rehak on November 2, 2012 - 8:10 am


    I was wondering if it is possible to run Creative Suite 4 in Windows 8 if it’s possible to run Creative Suites 5.5 & 6. Do you expect it would run alright? Thanks.

  2. #2 by Heidi on November 27, 2012 - 1:32 am

    I am also wondering if CS3 will work in Windows 8?

    • #3 by marc on January 27, 2013 - 10:16 am

      no it will not install on windows 8, I tried it and researched it, it can not be done

  3. #4 by Becky on December 9, 2012 - 3:37 am

    I have Adobe CS and Windows 8. I am getting a “implementation” error which prohibits saving Illustrator files. Any advice?

  4. #5 by Wendell Sawyer on December 17, 2012 - 8:07 am

    I have Adobe Contribute 4 and I can not get it to install on Windows 7 or Windows 8. It starts and just hang. I can not find anything on the Adobe WEB site to indicate that there are any issues. Will AC 4 work with WIn 7 and Win 8? Thanks.

  5. #6 by Gerald Gold on December 19, 2012 - 3:34 am

    I ran CS (2003) on Win 7 ultimate. Alas, on Win 8, I can’t get an activation code from tech support. Any one know what numbers to type. I don’t want to reload Win 7.

  6. #7 by Roy V on December 22, 2012 - 1:08 am

    In Windows 8 Enterprise Adobe Acrobat X will no longer run. It says it is running but no window comes up. Also it is not listed in the Adobe updater anymore.

  7. #8 by Michael Bergmann on January 14, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    We are running CS5 extended on Windows 8. PS Updates fail due to “Server not found”.

  8. #9 by Andres rojas on January 30, 2013 - 6:58 am

    the adobe illustrator no´t found in Windows 8

  9. #10 by edwin herrera on February 3, 2013 - 7:37 am

    I was wondering if cs5 work on windows 8?

  10. #11 by Brooks on February 3, 2013 - 8:19 pm

    I have the same problem – new laptop with Windows 8 & can’t get activation code w/CS2. Any solutions?

  11. #12 by Pinche on February 13, 2013 - 6:17 am

    3rd time trying to install trial ID on new windows 8 laptop. first it tells me (everytime) your computer is scheduled to shut down (whick it isn’t) and it suggests finishing later (after it has already downloaded). I choose to ignore, and let it install. After choosing folder and so forth, it begins to install, doesn’t get past 2% and installation time increases 1min/ for every second that passes, it is now up to over 52000 min.
    how do I install this program?
    … currently using cloud download, previously used traditional online download/install.

  12. #13 by Marie on February 16, 2013 - 9:21 am

    I have Windows 8 and I am able to install CS3. im just having issues with Illustrator saving files.

  13. #14 by jena on February 25, 2013 - 6:20 am

    I see adobe says cs5.5 works with windows 8, how about the older version of cs5?

    • #15 by Judy on August 7, 2013 - 9:18 pm

      I need help using the two together and inserting
      pictures and adding captions to them. Any help you can give me?

  14. #16 by Tanya on April 7, 2013 - 10:07 pm

    Has Adobe created any fixes to run CS 3 on Windows 8? I keep getting a error code. If none of the new versions run either what are we supposed to do?

  15. #17 by K on April 17, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    CS6 Works fine with Windows 8.

    • #18 by K on April 17, 2013 - 4:02 pm

      After Effects and Premier Pro works well with Windows 8

  16. #19 by Rick Creel on April 18, 2013 - 2:07 am

    Any answers on CS3 and windows 8??? Or, is my $1000 software package useless at this point??? One comment says can’t be done. Is this a Windows answer???

  17. #20 by Graeme on April 21, 2013 - 1:33 am

    There still seems to be no definitive information as to whether CS5 will work in Windows 8.
    Does anyone know?

  18. #21 by Yvonne on April 29, 2013 - 4:06 pm

    I install my adobe creative suite 3 in mountain lion but cannot print when after illustrator and others, they always come out from my job, how can I fix it. Thanks

    • #22 by Jeewaka on May 18, 2013 - 4:03 pm

      try to render to .jpg format the illustration and print it… ok!!

  19. #23 by Jeewaka on May 18, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    are you sure that the adobe media player in not working with windows 7. but i work with it my windows 7 PC…

  20. #24 by stu on June 20, 2013 - 5:07 am

    I installed CS3 on Windows 8 but I cannot open raw files.

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