Fix: Adobe's required browser update not supported error

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Adobe is a well-known software company that changed how creating art on a computer was done forever. Photoshop alone changed how people talk about editing images because it was so revolutionary.

Now people often refer to editing images as Photoshopping them. Of course, there are other noteworthy apps like Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and the list goes on and on.

It’s also essential to note that you keep your Adobe updated. The reason is that you want to make sure your Adobe products work correctly. An app that isn’t updated frequently may not work correctly.

Plus, Adobe frequently rolls out security updates to its services. So if there’s at least one reason to update your Adobe, it’s security. That said, you may encounter problems with your apps.

What does it mean when Adobe doesn’t support your browser?

Sometimes you may encounter an error from Adobe that says something about your browser or operating system is no longer supported. At first, the words may seem harsh, but it’s no big deal.

It’s not that Adobe is no longer supporting Windows 11 suddenly. But, you may ask yourself, Why did I get a warning to update my operating system or browser?

You got this warning because you failed to update your browser, causing a compatibility issue with the Adobe apps. But don’t worry, as there are multiple methods to fix this problem.

How do you fix Adode not supporting browser or OS?

1. Update your operating system

  1. The easiest thing that you can do by far is to update your Windows 11 computer.
  2. Start by opening the Start menu on your computer and click on the Settings menu icon.
  3. On the left-hand side of the Settings menu, click the Windows Update tab.
  4. The Settings menu may start to search for any new updates automatically.
  5. If it finds something, your computer will automatically download the update and install it right then and there.
  6. Once updated, you can close the Settings menu window.

2. Update your Adobe app

  1. You can also update Adobe apps individually.
  2. Open the Adobe app you want to update.
  3. Locate the Help entry on your Adobe app interface. Help should be on the top bar at the far right.
  4. A context menu will appear. Click Updates at the bottom of this menu.
  5. The Adobe Application Update window will appear. Here you can select which Adobe apps you want to update.
  6. You can do it one by one by clicking the blue Update button.
  7. You can also select Update All to download and install every Adobe app update.

3. Download registry files

  1. If the error persists, Adobe recommends creating registry entries for their apps.
  2. You can also do this by creating registry entries for Acrobat, but there’s an easy way.
  3. Go to the Update your operating system to with Adobe apps web page.
  4. Scroll down until you see a section called Updated your browser or operating system but still see a warning or error?
  5. Hover over Get file and right-click it.
  6. In the context menu, choose Save Link As.
  7. Save the text file that is downloaded to your computer.
  8. Open your Windows 11 search bar and type in Registry Editor. Next, click the entry that appears.
  9. In the top bar of the Registry Editor, type in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION.
  10. Open the file you downloaded from Adobe in the Notepad. You will see a list of Adobe app registries that you can add to your computer.
  11. Find the app that you have trouble with. For this guide, “Photoshop.exe” will be chosen.
  12. Go back to the Registry Editor and to under FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATOR.
  13. Right-click on the right side of the window to make a context menu appear.
  14. Hover over New, then select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  15. Name the new value as the selected Adobe app. In this case, it’s Photoshop.exe.
  16. Double-click the value to open it.
  17. Under Value data, enter the dword number from Adobe’s text file. In this case, it’s 00002af8.
  18. Click OK and close the registry editor.

What browser works best with Adobe?

Adobe has a list of the four best browsers that work with its software: Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Other browsers like Opera do work but may encounter problems.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions on other Windows 11 apps or if you have some that you recommend. Also, feel free to leave comments about guides that you’d like to see or information on other Windows 11 features.