View Full Version : Dreamweaver MX and Windows 7
12-10-2011, 06:37 AM
Just upgraded to a Windows 7 machine and installed my old copy of DW MX. To my dismay, many of the features and menus cause the program to crash now. I've search the web for solutions, but nothing has worked. Running in compatibility mode doesn't help either.
Does anyone know how to make DW MX work in W7? If it isn't possible, I need recommendations for something that will. I am very new to web design and I used templates for my pages instead of SSI and now I can't make any changes without changing every page individually!
Any help is appreciated.
This may not be a perfect "fix" but this Adobe Forum thread (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/534416)helped one person with a similar "compatibility" issue, although his app wouldn't even start. Failing that, your choices are to further search the Internet for other solutions or upgrade the sw. I think Adobe has a 20% discount till Dec 31st. Best of luck.
02-09-2012, 06:16 PM
You can download and install Virtual XP from the windows 7 microsoft site. Have not tried it but that should provide a solution, otherwise its upgrade your version of DW.
02-09-2012, 07:54 PM
MX is so old I'm surprised a fresh install could even be activated, regardless the OS. I've been wrong before. Assuming there is no activation hurdle, then the only option might be to find a working XP box and run it from there. I have a 2000 box that's been hung on to for that reason--all the software still runs but it's too old to install in a newer OS, or impossible to reactivate. I'll have to keep my 2005 box for the seem reason: flipping CS3. No free support if I try to install in W7, and I just know it's not going to go easy, if at all. So why try. I just nurse those old machines and eek out what use there remains in these outdated programs.
It's no easy thing to hand another couple thousand bucks to a vendor who has treated me like s--t since they first took over Macromedia. In fact, a team of horses couldn't pull me to any of their software, even if it was free. Adobe support stinks, and they have enough of my money, already, and I have enough software I can't re-install, even though I've paid for it. They get no more $ from me.
Fortunately I can say that... I use a text editor more than anything, and I don't make my living doing high-end design work (and I still have a couple machines with DW and Fireworks still working). When one needs bleeding edge, latest versions of software to make their living, one is found firmly squeezed into Adobe's pocket, like it or not.
Short of what @LD suggests (Virtual XP) or another XP box, I am hard pressed for a real answer.