At least someone tell me that there is no hope so I can move on with my life.
There's always hope.
There are very very few applications that can be copied betwen systems by symply copying the program files. You need to get hold of the installation files, and install them on the new system. You might need to deactivate the programs on your old system.
We can't help more than that, because you are not in the right forum. The Elements forum is your best bet. BTW Do you have the serial numbers, or even the original disks?
I do have the serial numbers from adobe.
Download Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8 from
Follow the Very Important Instructions on that page first BEFORE you click the download links.