Looked under the help menu and no deactivation link
On going to uninstall theres no de-activate option either
Anyone know how to de-activate elements 8?
Thats what i was afraid of - when trying to open the editor i get an error message and cant get into the editor at all
Will uninstall then reinstall to see if this will allow me to get into the editor
Before you do that, try starting the editor from the button in the organizer while holding down ctrl+shift+alt. Keep the keys down till you see a window asking if you want to delete the settings file. You do.
Yes i found that in post on here but that did not work either - just uninstalled adobe and reinstalled it and now when i try to de-activate it i get error code 194:1 - which according to adobe i have to activate the product first which i dont want to do - is there a phone number i can ring support on to get this activated in new zealand?
It means you weren't activated to begin with, so no worries. See:
Well it was activated but wouldnt let me de-activate due to not being able to start up the editor. After uninstalling it and reinstalling i now have an un-activated product.
On the new pc it still says i have it installed on 2 pcs so wont let me activate it.
That isn't necessarily from anything you've done. People sometimes get that error when it's only been installed on one computer. Contact activation support:
and they can get that straightened out for you.