It is unfortunately not possible to use Partner Instruments/Packs with Live Lite 8. Live Intro, Full, or Ableton Suite 8 are required for Partner Instruments.
Unusual high CPU load on older Macbooks with removable Battery
As of Live 8.0.8, Ableton fully supports Windows 7. Please note, however, that your audio and/or MIDI hardware may not yet have Windows 7-compatible drivers.
Live 8.0.8 (and newer) has passed all our internal Windows 7 testing routines and there are currently no known problems.
All 32-bit versions of Vista are supported. 64-bit versions of Vista may work to an extent, but Ableton does not currently support these versions.
The VST folder under MacOSX is located in the following folder: Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST. You place your VST Plug-ins in this directory.
Please be sure that the plug-in is actually a VST effect plug-in. If you are using MacOSX and an Intel-Mac, please be sure that your VST is compatible with your system.
As Steinberg states, only VST 2.4 plugins are supported on Intel Mac computers. Please contact the plug-in developers for a VST 2.4 version of their plug-ins in order to use them on an Intel Mac.
There is not a special Live installer for Windows Vista. As of Live 6.0.9, the standard Windows installer will install Live on either Windows XP or Windows Vista.
Yes. All versions of Live / Live LE as of 6.0.9 are compatible with Windows Vista.