Are you saying that in the Compatibilty tab of the properties dialog for the application, the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" is set to "Windows XP (Service Pack 3"?
If so, uncheck that box. Press OK. Then try and start PSE again. If that works, great. If not, then exit. Right-click on the shortcut, choose Properties again, Compatibility tab, and check the box to run as Administrator (assuming you are using an admin account in Windows). If it all strarts fine, then exit again. Go back to the Compatibilty tab and make sure that the Run as Administrator is unchecked.
Try to start it normally. Does it now start and run OK?
Take care, Mike
I have just tried both your options and neither Launches or Opens the Edit function from the PSE11 Graphic that appears after double clicking the Shortcut.
I am concerned that a Windows 8 Compatibility Option is not available on the list.
The Box does have the statement that it is for Windows 8 but if this is the case why does it just not "Plug and Play" ?
I hadn't used the PSE11 Organiser function as I only wanted to Edit my photos at this point.
I can Launch / Open the Organiser from the PSE11 Graphic, but then Clicking on the Edit function doesn't give me anything in any of the options you identified.
I don't know if this gives any more help in identifying possible issues ?
Where is the Compatibility Tab? I recently changed from Windows 7 to Windows 7 Ultimate and my editor will not open. It says my licensing ha stopped working. Error 150:30
If you go to the PSE Desktop "Shortcut" and Right Click on it you can see a list, one of which is "Propeties".
Left click on "Propeties" and this will show you the information such as Compatibility.
Hope this helps.
Thanks. I changed it to Windows 7, but it still will not open.
This is a defect in PSE 11. I have seen Windows 7 and Windows 8 users complain about this issue. I am a W7 user. The problem is when the PSE11 Editor function closes it is removed from the active applications list (See Windows Task Manager) but it remains running in the Processes list. So... Start the Windows Task Manager (Ctrl/Alt/Del) selectthe Processes tab and find “PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe *32”. Select this process and press “End Process”. You can now start the Editor with no problem. However once you close the Editor, you are back to the same problem and must repeat the process.