The file downloads to the desktop titled adobe- pe8 1.6 GB with the image of a blank page, no logo or anything else, ( takes about 8 minutes).It is a file not a folder. and the properties indicate it is indeed 1.6GB
Problem is I cannot go any further to open it, it is not zipped, and there is no choice to 'run' it ,or open an 'executable' to start a setup procedure .Upon double
clicking or right clicking the icon, all I get is "what program do you want to use to open this file" from the computer, and a pop up list many of my loaded programs, non of which a applicable.
According to the Windows compatability site Elements 8 should play nice with Windows 8.
The same thing is happening on my other Win 7 computer so I imagine the whole file is corrupt or not being sent properly by Wacom who still has it on their server in my chosen "bundled software" from when I purchased the Intuos 4 tablet.I might take it up with wacom and see if they might know what's going on.
I have loaded many many programs over the years both as downloads and from CDs, and never experienced a problem like this with any of them.
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 http://technolux.blogspot.jp/2011/02/adobe-direct-download-links-less-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.