I have Premiere elements 3 for xp and I want to use it in windows 10 but it says sound card not compatible' do I have to change the sound card or will an upgrade be needed?
What is the sound card incompatible with? Premiere Elements or Windows 10?
Meantime I don't have to tell you that version 3 (updated to version 3.01) is ancient, as far as video editing technology goes. It's designed to edit tape-based miniDV and tape-based HDV pretty much exclusively.
If you're shooting video that's being shot on any other camcorder or device (a hard drive or AVCHD camcorder, smartphone, etc.), you're going to have lots of struggles. It might be worth considering upgrading to a more recent version. Even version 11, which can be found very cheap online, is light years ahead of version 3 in terms of stability, compatibility and ability to run on more advanced operating systems, like Windows 10.
You will not likely be able to run it on Windows 10.