Did you make sure that you are running Premiere Elements 8
a. as the 8.0.1 Update
b. you have the latest version of QuickTime installed on Windows 8 64 bit
c. you have the priviledges set up so that the program is looking at you as Administrator...either User Account with Administrative Privileges or Run As Administrator?
d. Internet connection OK
Let us start here.
As for PrE 12, historically, Adobe has released both PrE & PsE about Sept., or early Oct. That gets them on the shelves for Holiday buying. I have heard nothing to indicate that this year will be any different - but those, who know, cannot tell us.
Just to give you hope...
I presently have Premiere Elements 11 and 10 installed on a Windows 8 64 bit laptop. They are working well in every regard.
In troubleshooting for others, I have successfully installed version 7, 8.0/8.0.1, and 10 on this same computer and run them. In fact, believe it or not, I have Photoshop Elements 3 running on that computer at the present time.
So, I would suggest that waiting for version 12 is not your way out of this issue.
Let us see what we can do with the details supplied to figure out the answers to the whys now.
I have a 32 bit system. PME 8 was working perfectly on Winsows 7. I can edit withouit problem & export to files. I can get to the burn button but get the message no burner detected I can get to a youtube upload button but it won't light up or work. Only thing different is Windows 8.
Thanks. Don't know if I wil stay with Adobe. Why buy something that isn't going to work. Just told Microsoft "I'm going to love my new Mac."
If you have Premiere Elements 11 on Windows 8 32 bit, Premiere Elements 11 is a 32 bit application with all the limitations of the 32 bit system. Was there any opportunity for you to get Windows 8 64 bit instead. Then Premiere Elements 11 would be a 64 bit application in a 64 bit system and could take advantage of more of the system resources.
I experience with the programs mentioned have been with Windows 8 64 bit. I am not sure if we can attribute your issues to 32 or 64 bit at this point.
What you could do is this if you have not already.
a. Right click the Desktop icon for the closed program, select Properties/Compatibility and see if you can run the program with glitches in a different compatibility mode.
b. Right click the Desktop icon for the closed program, select Run As Administrator.
I have run Premiere Elements 11 on Windows XP Professional SP3 32 bit successfully.
Please review and then let us decide what needs to be done. Worse case, if you are within 30 days of purchase I believe that there is an Adobe money back guarantee that you can explore.