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Problem installing Elements 8 on new Acer win8 laptop

Jan 2, 2013 7:38 PM

I have downloaded my old Elements 8 program from the Wacom partners site to my laptops desktop . I still have my keys to unlock and I understand it should be compatable. I deactivated the program on my win7 desktop machine.

When I try and right click to open or run it from the desktop Icon all I get is a list of apps to run it, non of which will open or run the file -(folder) I cannot even choose run as administartor .

is this a compressed file folder? Do I first need to unzip it ?


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    Jan 3, 2013 2:42 PM   in reply to David202

    What are you trying to click on to install the software?  What is the file name?


    Only Photoshop Elements 10 and 11 have been tested with Windows 8.

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    Jan 3, 2013 9:22 PM   in reply to David202

    David202 wrote:


    The file downloads to the desktop titled  adobe- pe8 1.6 GB

    This is obviously not an executable file; something must have happened during the download.  The file extension should be .exe, .zip, or 7z.


    I suggest that you download the installer from akamai.html and use your serial number for the installation.


    Make sure that you follow the download instructions some two pages down from the top; the list of download links start some additional two pages down.

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