Windows Compatibility with Live

  • Live Versions: Live 8, 9, 10
  • Operating System: Windows

Important: When updating to any new Operating System, please make sure that all of your third party plug-ins, hardware drivers and other software programs are officially supported on that OS. There's always a risk that a new OS could introduce unforeseen problems or incompatibilities. Make backups of any important data before upgrading your operating system. If you are working on any time-critical projects, we recommend staying with your current OS for the time being. If you upgrade and experience any problems, please contact Ableton support.

Live 10 Compatibility

Live 10 is fully compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP 1).

Live 9 Compatibility

Live 9 is fully compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP 1). You can download the latest Live version from your User Account.

Live 9 is compatible with the legacy operating systems Windows XP and Vista only up to version Live 9.1.10. Download links to the Live 9.1.10 installers can be found in our download archive

Live 8 Compatibility

Live 8 is compatible with Windows 8 (Live 8.3.4 and higher), Windows 7, Vista, XP.
Please note that Live 8 is not officially compatible with Windows 10. As Live 8 is a legacy version, no testing or updates have been performed.

Please note that Live supports Windows 8 Desktop Mode only:

  • Desktop Mode touch screen operation is not supported.
  • The Modern UI is not supported.
  • Live will not run on Windows RT.

Further reading