7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 21, 2014 4:12 PM by A.T. Romano

    Can't change the installation directory

    KenFlateau

      I am attempting to install Premiere Elements on my laptop.  I am using windows 8.1.  The C:\ drive is formatted such that there is no room for installation, however the D:\ drive has plenty of room.  How do I get the installation software to allow me to switch to the D:\ drive.  I have browsed for the location when prompted, but I still get the routine that I don't have enough space on C:\.

       

      I am perplexed!  Can someone help me?

        • 1. Re: Can't change the installation directory
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Premiere Elements will only work when installed on the C drive, Ken.

          • 2. Re: Can't change the installation directory
            A.T. Romano Level 7

            KenFlateau

             

            What version of Premiere Elements are you working with? It is assumed to be on the 64 bit version of Windows 8.1.

             

            What is your drive situation?

             

            Are you working with paritions?

             

            What is the capacity of the Local DisK C and how much free space?

             

            What is the capacity of the D drive and how much free space?

             

            ATR

            • 3. Re: Can't change the installation directory
              KenFlateau Level 1

              I am using windows 8.1 on a 32 bit machine.  The C:\ drive is partitioned

              small (for the operating system) and the d:\ drive has 110 GB of space.

              Can I repartition the drives to allow for more space on the C:\ drive

              without losing anything?

               

              Thanks for your help

               

              Ken Flateau

              • 4. Re: Can't change the installation directory
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                Ken,

                 

                In years past, I have used a program called Partition Magic, and it worked very well, with nothing lost (though I did have backups handy). Now, since then, Partition Magic was acquired by Symantec/Norton, and know zero about any new versions. Also, my last use was with Windows XP, so there have been three major OS upgrades.

                 

                Maybe others will have more recent suggestions for you.

                 

                Good luck,

                 

                Hunt

                • 5. Re: Can't change the installation directory
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  KenFlateau

                   

                  You have not said what version of Premiere Elements that you are working with.

                   

                  Please name.

                   

                  Thank you.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: Can't change the installation directory
                    KenFlateau Level 1

                    Oh, sorry.... I am attempting to use Premeire elements 12.

                     

                    Thanks

                    • 7. Re: Can't change the installation directory
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      KenFlateau

                       

                      As a baseline, I would try to install Premiere Elements 12 to the D drive. However, be aware that certain parts of the install may default to Local Disk C.

                       

                      It is my thought that you are working at a disadvantage with Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 8.1 32 bit system. Premiere Elements 12 will be a 64 bit application only when it is run on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit or Mac 64 bit processor (translates into a resource advantage). Otherwise you have yourself a 32 bit application in a 32 bit system with all the negative resource implications that go with that.

                       

                      110 GB free space on a drive (wherever) should be adequate to get the program installed, but editing of AVCHD and other HD source media is going to be problematic with that low level of free hard drive space. How much installed and free installed RAM do you have on this computer. Since, it is 32 bit, the maximum supported installed RAM = 4.0 GB of which typically 3.2 to 3.0 GB of that are available.

                       

                      Please consider all.

                       

                      Any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.

                       

                      Thank you.

                       

                      ATR