I had a hard disk problem so my PSE * install point is not the same now as it was during initial installation. Also I tried to use it on an old laptop which is no longer available to me. I suspect that my current installation now counts as the 3rd and I cannot deactivate.
I have PSE 9 and PSE 11 installed and working just fine, I want to free some space and remove PSE 8.
Go back again. There are some real idiots there, but nobody else can fix this. You're in a user to user forum here, and we're just other customers like you. You'll just have to keep trying till you find someone who knows what they're doing.
I agree about your statement - however they were only able to help with the de-activation - they just gave up on the de-install issue. Do you have any 'brute force' methods to suggest so I can remove pse8?
Thanks, for the removal your link is exactly what I did. For those folks who'd like to manually remove but don't want the pain of all those registry edits I suggest using ccleaner from Piriform - it's a nice tool that remove many more entries from my registry about Adobe PSE8 than listed on your post.