Did you actually buy Photoshop Elements (PSE) or just Premiere Elements.
If its the latter you can use PSE trial (need to download and install first)
I only realised after I made my original posting that I had been sold the wrong product by the retailer. I asked for Photoshop Elements but was sold Premier Elements. I bought it with a new laptop & didn't realise, because all I got was an activation code. Partly my fault, I was just excited to get things going on the new laptop and try out my new photo package. You can't imagine how gutted I was after a few hours of trying to work out what was wrong and then realising I had been given the wrong software, and it would be more than a week before I could return to the shop to sort this out.
Thanks for your response.