Could you please share the screenshot of the prompt?
also please check if Premiere Elements is running as Administrator.
I cannot provide a screenshot of the prompt. I have tried to do this by using Alt-PrtScn or using the screen capture tool but for one reason or another, it does not work.
The answer to your other point is that when I run PE 14, I use an admin account.
I have followed the suggestion from Steve and I got in touch with Adobe Support Chat services. To make a long story short, there is no real solution apparently. The contact person has agreed to the following:
"Yvon Audette: will there be a fix eventually?
Piyush C: Yes that would be fix for this. I will get this conveyed to the Engineering team so that this gets fixed may be in the next patch or an update.".
In the meantime, the proposed workaround was to force the execution of PE 14 with elevated privileges. The tangible consequence of this solution is that you get one prompt for authorizing the execution with elevated privileges instead of getting 2 prompts to allow the modifications to my PC involving the register server application. Frankly, I don't see the point of executing PE 14 with elevated privileges. I am not executing a system command. I am executing a commercial application.
According to the contact person, the problem comes from the activation process of the mpeg codec that keeps reoccurring every time I open a project. For some reason, the activation is not remembered.
Unless someone comes up with something else, I will deal with the present situation until a fix is made available.
Thanks to everyone for their input.
for the follow-up to my problem, please see my reply to Sandeep.