I have seen a few people say they cannot use PSE5 with Windows 8 to get photos from a camera card. (I don't have Windows 8, so I don't know). But the recommendation I have for you is to transfer the photos from camera card to your computer some other way.
I don't think the "check for updates" ever worked for PSE5, but in any event, there are no such updates for this problem.
Thanks for your reply and advice. I think you may be right about it not
working, so maybe I will just get rid of it! Thanks!
So, 99% of PSE5 works with Windows 8, but you are going to get rid of it?
Yes. I never used it to edit or really ever learned about using it! I only
ended up using it to grab my photos and organize them. I never like my
pictures, so maybe the new windows version will be better. I have my canon
rebel which I can use to get the photos. I just like the elements as I am
used to it now. It's weird that out of 5 times, I got it to get my photos
once! But ever since I added the service pack suggested to me, it has done
nothing and even disappeared from the task bar icons. Guess it's no meant
to stay! Thanks!