I purchased the software this weekend. I atttempted to install the first disc and it hung up. I had to hardboot my laptop. When I attempted to try the install again, it wouldn't allow me to because it said that the serial number was invalid. Now, I am not able to use what I purchased, even though the install was incomplete.
Any suggestions on how I may get my monies worth on this purchase?
I am using Windows 7. The only Adobe software I have is Adobe Reader X. When I started the installation, I got as far as the installation of files, but then the installation hung up. It didn't give any error message, so I had to hardboot the laptop. After I rebooted the laptop, I tried to do reinstall the software, I couldn't get passed the s/n, it said that it was invalid. Which led me to believe that even though I hadn't completed the full installation, the fact that I entered the s/n once, it wouldn't accept any longer. The error message "invalid serial number". The software didn't show in my directory, but somehow it went out to the internet and registered my software and now I have no working installation. Just a registered software during a failed installation.
Can you please try removing Adobe Reader and then try moving the following folders temporarily to your desktop:
Please move the folder which is appropriate to your Operating System
Windows 32-bit: \Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe PCD\
\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\caps\
Windows 64-bit: \Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe PCD\
\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\caps\
Then try installing Adobe Photoshop Elements again.
Interesting and you are using Windows 64-bit? Lets give it a try though please go ahead and reinstall Photoshop Elements.
If this works then can you please double check to see if you have any other Adobe software installed?
Why are using the disc1 to install the software on your computer?
If I am right you are on the Windows 7 (64 bit) and for that you need to use the Disc 2.
For details : look DVD description
So,, Insert Disc 2 directly and start the installation.
Disc two is the Premiere Elements trial. You should have been able to click on ok and completed the install process. It also appears we were able to get past the invalid serial number message by moving the Adobe PCD folder to your desktop. If you have no other Adobe software installed you can delete this folder.
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