6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2015 5:19 PM by Micklamm

    Invalid Serial Number?


      I recently purchased a new laptop and I wanted to reinstall my Premiere Elements 12. I downloaded it, opened it and got ready for setup with no issues but when it asks for the serial number it says it is invalid! I don't know how to fix this. I have tried many things already, and as a video blogger I need this to be fixed quickly!!! I don't wish to upgrade to 13. Does anyone have suggestions? All help is appreciated!

        • 1. Re: Invalid Serial Number?
          A.T. Romano Level 7



          What is your computer operating system? Are you working with antivirus and firewall(s) disabled?



          • 2. Re: Invalid Serial Number?
            perezfamilyof5 Level 1

            No antivirus, and I'm on the latest update of my MacBook Pro!

            • 3. Re: Invalid Serial Number?
              A.T. Romano Level 7



              Thanks for the reply.


              When was the last time that you installed Premiere Elements and on what computer?


              Please excuse the questions, but I do not want to take anything for granted.


              1. Are you sure that you have the correct serial number for your Premiere Element 12 Mac? Is there any

              chance that you have Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 and you are using the Photoshop

              Elements serial number instead of the Premiere Elements serial number?


              2. Have you gone to the Adobe web site, signed in with your Adobe ID and Password, typed My Products in the Search field, and followed the My Products link to your product where you find your Adobe Premiere Elements 12 listing and click on it to reveal its serial number in the format 0000-0000-0000-0000-0000-0000 (including the dashes between the sets of numbers?


              3. What computer browser are you using?


              I will think about this some more.



              • 4. Re: Invalid Serial Number?
                perezfamilyof5 Level 1

                Thanks for the response.


                1. Yes, when I purchased it I only bought Premiere so there's no way I could mix up the number with anything

                2. Yes, this was how I found the number originally

                3. I am using chrome.


                Thanks again!

                • 5. Re: Invalid Serial Number?
                  A.T. Romano Level 7



                  Thanks for the follow up.


                  I would try Firefox for Mac if available.


                  You could try to get some input from Adobe Chat. But, the support there has been very limited especially if the rep interprets the issue as technical rather than an activation matter. But, let us give this a try...

                  Contact Customer Care

                  Premiere Elements

                  Adobe ID, Signing In

                  Adobe ID, SIgn In, Account Help

                  Chat Panel

                  If the above link does not hold its set, then you will need to navigate to the Chat Panel using the above titles as guides.


                  This could be an issue with the Adobe servers as suggested in this Premiere Elements 12 Mac episode of Invalid Serial Number.

                  Re: Invalid serial #


                  We will be watching for your progress.



                  • 6. Re: Invalid Serial Number?
                    Micklamm Level 1



                    I have had the same problem and used the chat facility to no avail. I have been told 4 times that someone will get back to me but no one does.


                    Really frustrating.