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  1. Completely worthless, fall in line with your phone service and chat service. god help me I hope I don’t have another PC crash because reloading your software sucks.

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  2. You guys are a life saver!!!

    I followed the directions as instructed and everything worked as you stated it would. I’ve had two hard drive crashes and this was the first time I was unable to recover my software. Without your instructions, I would have to purchase Photoshop monthly services at a very hefty price tag.

    I utilize Photoshop frequently for my crafting and many of the free photo manipulation softwares are decent but do not compare to what I can do with Photoshop.

    Thanks again, from one happy Mom/ Crafter!

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    • Great, happy to help VKO! Although note that since you purchased Photoshop Elements five years ago, the price of the full gold-standard Photoshop has come down and is now only $9.99 a month together with Lightroom (so not so hefty compared to $1000)… and what it can do is far advanced.

      Note also that the price of Photoshop Elements itself hasn’t changed over the years – with PSE 12 being the current version (including discounted upgrades available) – and the next release PSE 13 likely due to be coming out soon.

  3. I am absolutely over the moon – thank you so much for replying to my message which enabled me to download Photoshop 8 and allow me to continue with my family movie that I began last year. I was so frustrated thinking I had to re-purchase when I had already paid for version 8

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  4. @ProDesignTools
    I had purchased Photoshop and Premiere Elements 7 from Adobe back in 2009. Adobe says that they no longer support the programs, so I came here. I downloaded elements from your link above, and it will not accept my serial number.

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    • Sorry, we don’t have the ability to fix licensing issues with the software – it’s beyond our power and control… You have to contact Adobe Customer Support about those kinds of questions; only they can help:

      http://www.ContactAdobe.com/

      (via live online chat is usually fastest/easiest)

      You could ask them to reset the product activations for your serial number, and see if that helps.

  5. Are these downloads for the 30-day free trial? If so, how does one go about purchasing the full version after the trial?

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  6. Thanks so much for your reply. Unfortunately, my OS is too old to get the newest version, which is why I was trying to get the Photoshop Elements 8. Do you know where I might find an old version to purchase anywhere?

    Thank you again for your time.

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  7. @ProDesignTools

    Help another desperate person with elements 7. I have used my CD many times before but misplaced it. downloaded from this link, but i get a message that pops up on the actual screen of photoshop that says licensing of this product has stopped working… can someone help me get my program back. Adobe support can’t. I do have 24 digit serial #

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  8. @ProDesignTools
    It was expired, but it was one that came with my wacom and one rep said it was perpetual. Unfortunately, they just tell you it is too old even though it was working fine last week.

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  9. Hi! Followed the instructions to download Lightroom 3, as I no longer have the CD it was originally purchased on – and Adobe recommended this download link. But after downloading, saving and trying to run the file, after a minute or so I get an error message that says “An error occurred during the installation of assembly Component”… and then a long series of numbers and letters, and ending with HRESULT: 0x80070002
    Any idea what I should do next?

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    • Not sure, but you can try googling the EXACT text of the message (word-for-word and character-for-character), and usually that will turn up the solution.

      If not, then you could recontact Adobe and see if they can help.

  10. The link for Lightroom 3 is offline.
    I can’t find this particular installer anywhere else on the web, and I don’t want to use LR4 with PS5.5.

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    • Hey, thanks for your comment. It looks like Adobe made a change on their website for these links, which necessitated a tweak to the download instructions…

      So these direct links are definitely old but they should be working again. Make sure to carefully follow the updated download instructions above first though, before clicking.

  11. Hello:

    I was directed here by Adobe help. I have an older version of Premiere Elements – 7 to be specific – which I purchased new old stock.

    I have been working on a project on and off for the last while, and finally got to the point of burning it to DVD. At this point it required an unlock code for the MPEG codecs. The link provided by the program did not work; was a dead link. A second link I found through the forums was active, allowed me to put in the magic codec number, but then upon hitting submit I was directed to a page stating the unlock key was no longer valid. A third and different page was found via a 3rd party blog, and this page simply told me the unlock SN provided by the program was invalid.

    What I have read indicates to me that this is only a problem in newer Windows versions; some folks commented that this unlock key requirement only came up after newer OS upgrade. There seems to be a tonne of unhappy customers with the same problem, and no solution. One Photoshop site had an Adobe employee saying it was fixed; many comments to the contrary.

    Now, after my long-winded venting, is there an easy way to unlock the codecs on Windows 10? Else, should I try to revive an older computer for this, or if I subscribe for a month of Premiere CC can I burn my projects?

    Thanks in advance.

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  12. Is there a reason that the Photoshop Elements 8 links work, but the Premiere Elements links do not?
    I was able to install Photoshop Elements 8 just fine, but every time I click on the Premiere Elements links, it takes me to a generic Adobe page and does not download the .exe file at all.
    I’ve tried ‘save link as’ and it simply saves the helpx.adobe site as an HTML document. Any idea what’s happening?

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