How can I install Adobe Illustrator 8, on my Windows XP 64bit? - Adobe illustrator

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How can I install Adobe Illustrator 8, on my Windows XP 64bit?

  1. Default How can I install Adobe Illustrator 8, on my Windows XP 64bit?

    Yes I know that this version of Illustrator is very old, but it is still more useful than the newer version for my job, so I really need to find a way for installing this software in a XP 64bit. In additions, I also use some more softwares like after effects, so I cannot change my windows to 32bit, because of the performance and better memory usage of 64bit.
    For more details, the windows that I'm using is service pack 2, with Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of RAM.
    Thank you for helping me.

  2. Default Re: How can I install Adobe Illustrator 8, on my Windows XP 64bit?

    You just might be the first person to try doing this. If so, others can learn from your experience.

    Can you tell us exactly what happens when you attempt to install AI 8 on your system?

    Also, I'm a bit curious as to why you're running only 4GB of RAM with a 64-bit OS.

  3. Default Re: How can I install Adobe Illustrator 8, on my Windows XP 64bit?

    It says:
    [RED X] The image file SETUP.EXE is valid, but is for a machine type other than a current machine. [with OK button]

    And after pressing OK, nothing happens!

  4. Default Re: How can I install Adobe Illustrator 8, on my Windows XP 64bit?

    Hmmm...

    It sounds like there is some code (possibly 16-bit) in the AI 8 installer that won't run on XP 64. If so, I'm not sure there is a whole lot you can do.

    You could invest in software that will let you run a virtual 32-bit machine, but if you don't already have a 32-bit OS license, costs will be prohibitive. (Win 98 will do for AI 8.)

    I'm also curious as to exactly how AI 8 is "more useful" than newer versions for your job. I would never advocate upgrading just for the sake of it, but, sometimes, the practicalities associated with new hardware and operating systems simply dictate it. I can understand preferring the simplicity and efficiency of an earlier version (AI 8 runs so fast on my current system, I'm afraid I'll get whiplash), but I have to admit newer versions are more "useful."

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