- Windows XP is no longer supported. Photoshop 13.1 cannot be installed on Windows XP.
- Photoshop 13.1 does not install on Windows Vista.
- To access the Photoshop 13.1 3D features, your video card must have at least 512 MB of VRAM.
The Photoshop team has provided advanced notice that Photoshop CS6 (13.0) is the last major version of Photoshop to support Windows XP. (Photoshop CS6 does not support Windows Vista.) In addition, all subsequent Photoshop feature updates specifically for Creative Cloud members no longer support Windows XP. Leveraging advances available on newer operating systems and hardware allows Adobe to deliver better performance. It also allows Adobe to focus innovation efforts around the areas of the greatest benefit to its customers.
Relying on a modern operating system, graphics cards/GPUs, and graphics drivers can lead to substantial improvements in 3D, Blur Gallery, and Lighting Effect features not available to Windows XP customers. The team hopes that this information helps you understand current decisions around operating system support and where Adobe is headed with future Photoshop releases. Adobe encourages all customers who are currently using Windows XP to begin making their migration plans now so they can fully take advantage of future Photoshop innovations as soon as they are available.
Photoshop 13.0 would install on Windows Vista, but it was not supported. With Photoshop 13.1, a hard stop for installation occurs, so it cannot be installed on Windows Vista.
512 MB of VRAM
When you open Photoshop 13.1 with less than 512 MB of VRAM, the following error appears, and 3D functionality is unavailable:
Photoshop has detected graphics hardware that is not officially supported for 3D, and has temporarily disabled 3D functionality. Updating the driver of your video adapter can resolve the issue.
Check the manufacturer's website for the latest software.
Note: This requirement only applies to 3D features, which require a minimum video adapter with 512 MB of VRAM.
For more information, visit: see Photoshop GPU troubleshooting FAQ.