Adobe Announces Windows and Mac OS Support Changes for Future Releases

Via Adobe

Via Adobe

Upcoming Versions of Premiere Pro CC will Require Windows 10 (1709) and macOS 10.12 or Higher.

We want to make Premiere Pro users aware of a very important support change coming to Premiere Pro CC. The next major version of Premiere Pro CC will only be compatible with Windows 10 (version 1709) and mac0S 10.12 or higher. This change eliminates support for:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 v1511 and v1607
  • Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan)

Users with these operating systems will have to upgrade in order to run the next major release of Premiere Pro CC. With IBC 2018 looming, users should plan accordingly!

The announcement also affects other Creative Cloud video and audio apps. (But who cares about them? ... Kidding.) After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Character Animater, and Prelude users should also take heed!

Previous Versions of Premiere Pro CC Will Be Compatible.

The current version of Premiere Pro (CC 2018, 12.1.2) and previous versions can still be installed and run on operating systems listed above. Use the Creative Cloud Desktop app to manage and install previous versions of Premiere Pro. Learn how.

Why the Change?

Before anyone freaks about this major support change, let's consider the facts:

  • Microsoft has already ended mainstream support for Windows 8.1 and 7.
  • Adobe's macOS support policy only covers the last three versions, and Apple has announced 10.14 (Mojave) will be coming this Fall.

This support change makes sense, especially when you consider the affected operating systems are already retired. There's no point in Adobe wasting resources on maintaining compatibility with dead-end software. Instead, those resources will be better used on developing features and functions Premiere Pro users really want.

A big motive behind this change is improving Premiere Pro's performance and stability. So, if anything, Premiere Pro users should see this as a very positive sign!

"Performance and stability are top priorities for all of our users. Running our apps on current versions of the Mac and Windows operating systems helps provide an optimal experience with our tools." —Adobe