Photoshop 7.0 on win 98 machine

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by mistral, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. mistral

    mistral Guest

    Just wondering - has anyone tried using Photoshop 7.0 on win98 machine?
    I want install it on PIII 866MHz 127MB RAM, Win 98SE machine. Is this
    configuration enough for Photoshop 7.0?

    mistral
     
    mistral, Sep 9, 2006
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    Roy G Guest

    Hi.

    I can't remember that far back, but if it does work it will be very very
    slow.

    The problem is not so much the processor as the small amount of RAM.

    I think I pushed my RAM up to 1 Gig on Win 98, but I think that needed an
    alteration to the registry, the normal Max being 512 Mb.

    Still I don't think it will break anything if you try.

    Roy G
     
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    Rob Guest

    PS6 is the last one that you can load on a 16bit operating system
    (W98/ME). XP is a 32 bit OS Your computer will take XP and all the
    latter Photoshop editions - but fill the ram slots with 256M chips. Even
    your 128M of ram ( which suggests also, you only have 127M, maybe shared
    with the video?) is too small to successfully run Photoshop.
     
    Rob, Sep 9, 2006
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    jimbok Guest

    I currently run 7.0 on a win98SE machine with a 360mhz Pentium, but it
    has 384mb RAM. I would suggest upgrading your RAM and it should run
    fine, although not super fast.
     
    jimbok, Sep 9, 2006
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  5. mistral

    mistral Guest

    jimbok пиÑ?ал(а):

    On 8 Sep 2006 16:53:34 -0700, "mistral" <>
    wrote:

    Just wondering - has anyone tried using Photoshop 7.0 on win98 machine?
    I want install it on PIII 866MHz 127MB RAM, Win 98SE machine. Is this
    configuration enough for Photoshop 7.0?
    (W98/ME). ??

    I can upgrade RAM to 512mb, just not sure will PS run fast enough,
    there is office 2000 and other programs installed.

    mistral
     
    mistral, Sep 9, 2006
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    Roy G Guest

    jimbok ?????(?):

    On 8 Sep 2006 16:53:34 -0700, "mistral" <>
    wrote:

    Just wondering - has anyone tried using Photoshop 7.0 on win98 machine?
    I want install it on PIII 866MHz 127MB RAM, Win 98SE machine. Is this
    configuration enough for Photoshop 7.0?
    (W98/ME). ??

    I can upgrade RAM to 512mb, just not sure will PS run fast enough,
    there is office 2000 and other programs installed.

    mistral


    Hi.

    Ps 7 will install on a Win 98 SE system.

    If you upgrade to 512 Mb RAM it will run faster, but "fast enough" has to be
    defined by yourself. It very much depends on the size of image files you
    are working with.

    Do not run Office or any other programs at the same time as Ps, and limit
    the number of images you have open at a time to one, if possible.

    When it slows up, save your work, close the Image and also close Ps till all
    the clicking has stopped, then re-open it and start again.

    Also ensure you have empty space on your HDD, Ps will use your HDD, as
    virtual RAM (Scratch Disc), when it has filled your installed RAM.

    Roy G
     
    Roy G, Sep 9, 2006
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    jimbok Guest

    RoyG's advice is accurate and good. The number of programs you have
    installed will have no effect on PS performace as long as those
    programs are not running while you are using PS. In my slower machine
    - described earlier - PS7 is quite usable and all functions work. I
    have loaded three images at a time with no difficulties. The images I
    work with are jpg's, usually 3mb or smaller. Each of those images
    will load into PS in just a second or two. Some PS image functions
    can take 10 -12 seconds to complete in my machine. To me, that is
    quite acceptable.
     
    jimbok, Sep 10, 2006
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    mistral Guest

    Roy G пиÑ?ал(а):
     
    mistral, Sep 10, 2006
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