Frequently asked questions for Windows 8.1 compatibility with Adobe Creative Cloud, Creative Suite, Acrobat, and Flash Player applications
Adobe and Microsoft have worked together to test Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite 6 applications for reliability, performance, and user experience when installed on Intel-based systems running Microsoft Windows 8.1. Currently there are no known issues. Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS4, and CS3 were also tested with Windows 8.1, and currently there are no known major issues.
As with any new release of an operating system, unexpected issues could arise that were not discovered during testing. If you encounter any issues, report them using the bug reporting form.
At this time, only Adobe Flash Pro CC, build 22.214.171.1249, requires an update for compatibility with Windows 8.1. All other versions of Adobe Flash Pro are supported.
If updates for Windows 8.1 compatibility with Creative Cloud or Creative Suite products are required in the future, the updates will be made available in the following ways:
If you don’t see updates available in Adobe Updater but you believe that an update is available, take the following steps:
When attempting to install an Adobe Creative Cloud application on Windows 8.1 using Internet Explorer 11, you could encounter a plug-in warning. Adobe has found no other significant issues with running CC, CS6, or Acrobat products with Windows 8.1.
Customers are encouraged to check plug-in compatibility by contacting the plug-in vendor before upgrading to Windows 8.1. For third-party products, contact the manufacturer for guidance.
Adobe offers support to Creative Cloud and Creative Suite customers running Windows 8.1 in accordance with Adobe's standard customer support policies. Visit the support page for additional information about complimentary and paid support programs.
Adobe recommends following your company’s internal guidelines to manage updates. You may want to contact the IT person who manages your Adobe licenses for information about your corporate policies on updating software. For volume licensing customers, information is available for IT managers on how to do a silent install of CC and CS6 updates, and for Creative Cloud Packager.
Yes. The trial versions of CC or CS6 products are compatible with Windows 8.1. Any known issues described in this document also apply to the trial versions.