Photoshop CS3 and Windows 7

I am running Windows 7. Is there a solution to the compatibility issue between Windows 7 and Photoshop CS3? Each time I attempt to start Phototshop CS3, the box pops up with the following message:" Adobe Photoshop CS3 has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." This problem has renderd photoshop unusable for me.  Please help.


Hi Rhaxma,


Adobe Photoshop CS3 has been listed as compatible with windows 7. You may check the below provided link for details on compatibility of the product -


It seems that the error you are facing is related to installation of product on your computer. You may try uninstalling and then reinstalling the product as an administrator and check.
I would suggest you to refer to the below provided links and check if these help –

You may use the below link in reference to windows 7 and check -


Also you may contact adobe support for further assistance on the issue. You may refer to the links below -


Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
Meghmala – Microsoft Support

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Last updated August 29, 2020 Views 6,959 Applies to: